The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series)

Book 4 of 5 in the The Lemonade War Series
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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.829694

Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, and even unmasked a bell thief. Now they are at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets. Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes.

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on January 8, 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN-10: 0544022084
ISBN-13: 9780544022089
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  • roscolover12
    roscolover12Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    I love CANDY!!!!!!!!#yummy
    • memoiloveit
      memoiloveitMonday, May 30, 2016 at 5:46 pm
      I rate this book as fair since I admire one of the protagonists, Jessie Treski’s, personality. Jessie is the youngest person in her brother’s class since she skipped a grade. Jessie usually doesn’t talk to any of her classmates except for her best friend, Megan Moriarty, so I didn’t think that she could be a leader, but when she wants, to she can. For example, when Jessie’s teacher, Mrs. Overton, was absent, there is a substitute. Somebody calls the substitute on her phone, so she answers it outside, when Jessie has to control her classmates and hand out a survey she made to collect information for her newspaper article. She acts as a leader or a teacher; eventually having her classmates to listen to her since the substitute told her that she could pass the surveys out. When Megan is secretly putting candy hearts that her uncle made from a candy factory into her classmate’s Valentine’s Day boxes, Evan realizes that he received different ones from everybody else. His classmates have candy hearts that say special messages about their personality; however, Evan has regular candy hearts that aren’t personalized for him. It makes him angry at whoever keeps giving the candy hearts, since he doesn’t feel as appreciated by the secret person. He doesn’t want normal store-bought candies when everybody else receives special ones. I don’t appreciate that the author made Evan think this way since he might not have understood that those were supposed to be special for him; from Megan. She thought that Evan would understand that those were special, but Evan isn’t that likable of a person.
      • evita
        evitaTuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:08 am55 stars
        I read this book and it's really interesting and funny you should read it.
        • mewMonday, May 2, 2016 at 11:20 am
          cool
          • invisiblegalThursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm
            this book is soooo cool and I have to do a book report on it
            • jazzhands
              jazzhandsWednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:38 am55 stars
              It was so interesting and mystery
              • booTuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                I have do a report on it
                • Snoop dogSunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm
                  I think this book is really interesting and cool and I read it in two days. And I'm doing it for my book report due tomorrow!
                  • CheesecakeMonday, November 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm
                    I'm reading the book now😀😀
                    • littlebabyswaggyFriday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
                      In the book, Jessie has to go to the bathroom. So Mrs. Overton lets her. Every time Jessie goes to the bath room, she goes to the 2nd to the last stall because people don't really use it. When she gets inside, she finds a heart on a door that say M.M + E.T. Jessie knows that E.T stands for Evan Treski, her brother. But maybe knows that M.M stands for Megan Mority.

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