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Elizabeth Hughes

Mini Candymakers Interview with Logan & Daisy

Hello Daisy, and hi Logan! I would just like to ask you some questions about the competition and factory. So lets get started!

How would you describe the sensation of the Cocoa Room, Daisy?

It's amazing! All of the machines working together on making the exquisite chocolate is really fun to watch.

Do you think that you and Miles had a connection by the pond?

Well, we are definitely good friends! But nothing "romantic" happened. I just wanted to make sure that he didn't know "what" I was.

What might we infer from you kicking Miles in the shin, under the tree?

For the last time, NOTHING! I have no feelings for him except for me wanting to be his friend!

What evidence supports the identity of the person you attacked in the Cocoa Room?

Well, I'm not allowed to give away to much information , but the person had been in the Cocoa Room because they knew exactly where to go.

How is what you did in the Cocoa Room related to who stole the recipe?

"We" are related because we were both trying to steal the secret ingredient, not the recipe.

Whoops! sorry about that. Now onto Logan's questions.

How could you summarize your life in the candyfactory?

My life in the candyfactory isn't just, wake up, eat candy, go help around the factory, and eat candy, it's actually doing work and doing waht you love. However, I do eat alot of candy!

What judgement could be made about everyones reaction to your apperance?

When everyone showed up, people stared at me for a bit longer than you should, but they quickly snapped out of it. Miles, Daisy, and Phillip (suprising!) don't care about my appearence, so everyone elses opinion doesn't matter to me.

Why do you think Daisy is being so protective over you?

Because she wants to be my friend and does'nt want Phillip bullying me. It's as simple as that.

What would you predict if Daisy left the contest and you didn't have someone to look after you anymore?

I think that if Daisy left the competition, it would be alot more competitive because she is the fun one and deflects all of Phillip's rude comments. I'm not bothered by having "someone to watch over me" anymore, because I don't like people watching my every move and I don't need someone watching me, either.

Thanks for all of those great responses! And thank you, again, for meeting up with me.

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The Five Stages of Grieving

Last August, my brother, Joe, commited suicide while suffering from PTSD. It was a big suprise to me, even though I knew he was an alcoholic and had PTSD from being in the marines. I didn't know what to do so I would constantly keep going through these five stages, even after Joe's Wake and Funeral.

1. Denial & Isolation: I ended up staying in my room just thinking about Joe.

2. Anger: I got to this stage rather quickly and ended up taking all of my fury out on Joe's old girlfriend and my family. They were the closest people by to get mad at.

3. Bargaining: I was thinking of ways that could have prevented him from committing suicide, but now I know that there weren't any ways.

4. Depression: I stayed in this one for a while. I would either cry nonstop or burst into tears randomly. I stayed in my room as well, except for when I ate.

When I came to the final stage, Acceptance, I realized that I shouldn't have been mad at Joe's girlfriend and my family. It wasn't their fault and it wasn't Joe's either.

Grieving is a very hard and slow process to go through and I hope any of you never have to go through what I had to go through.

The Candymakers, Review

I have just finished reading The Candymakers by Wendy Mass. The book isfilled with excitement and mystery. In The Candymakers, Logan, Daisy, Phillip, and Miles embark on a candy filled rollercoaster while trying to save the thing they love most.

The Candymakers is a very nice quality of writing compared to one of Mass's other series, Twice Upon A Time. All of her books are very descriptive and you can visualize everything clearly in her stories. Published in 2011, the realistic-fiction novel is intended for any age above nine years old.(my opinion☺) Mass lives in New Jersey and has won the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for her first young readers' novel, A Mango-Shaped Space. For older children she has written Leap Day and Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall. Mass is a magnificent writer/author and I highly recommend reading The Candymakers. :)