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Kevin Brooks (Kissing the Rain, Martyn Pig, Lucas) excels at portraying the gritty details of English underclass life, and here, in a story of a boy desperately in love, he has written an irresistibly suspenseful and compelling YA novel.

When Joe Beck, a fifteen-year-old suburban kid, gets lost in a disreputable neighborhood on his way to an appointment in London, he is struck dumb by his first sight of beautiful and seemingly innocent Candy. She talks with him, teases him, but reveals nothing about herself except her phone number. Later they have a perfect day at the London Zoo, and soon Joe is as addicted to Candy as she is to heroin, in spite of the threats of her menacing pimp Iggy. Almost nothing matters except his desire to free her from her terrible life -- not his band's chance for a recording contract, not the song he has written for her that has become a hit without him. But there is something that still matters to him, and when he rescues the young prostitute from her sordid rooming house and takes her into hiding to sweat out her addiction, Iggy finds and uses that one thing that is stronger than Joe's passion for Candy, in a heart-thumping, breathless conclusion. (Age 14 and up) -- Patty Campbell

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 1-4352-8814-9 / 978-1-4352-8814-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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March 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Candy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 1-4177-2960-0 / 978-1-4177-2960-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 0-439-68327-0 / 978-0-439-68327-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 1-904442-41-2 / 978-1-904442-41-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 1-910002-02-X / 978-1-910002-02-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 1-904442-61-7 / 978-1-904442-61-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
ISBN: 0-439-68328-9 / 978-0-439-68328-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Push
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Chicken House
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Candy
Author(s): Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Push
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