Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Candace lives above a Chinese restaurant that her parents run. They work a lot. They work so much that they ignore their daughter. Candace is expected to work, also. She refers to herself as Eggroll Girl. She dreams of an escape to anywhere else. She hoards money just for that.
She has a friend named Ruby. Ruby is a smart-mouthed, boy-crazy, rude, spoiled brat who tries to belittle Candace at every possible time. Candace falls prey to her criticism.
Candace does find a time for escape; however, she begins to long for her home, regardless of how cold and detached her parents act.
Through the summer before her Freshman year, Candace fights to find herself, maintain her virginity, and understand the relationship between her and her parents. Will Candace find herself or will she lose herself?
“I Want Candy” is hilariously blunt. It is not for the faint of heart. From periods to sex, Candace sees everything through virgin eyes. This is a great read. It will make you laugh, cry, and thankful that you are not a teenager.