The Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Imagine being one of identical twins, and having a sister just like you! Skye Tanberry loves her twin sister Summer more than anyone else in the world. But now they’re growing up. They still do everything together, but these days Summer just gets effortlessly cooler. Skye can’t help feeling awkward and second-best. Then her friend Alfie confesses that he’s fallen in love… with Summer! However much she tries not to mind, it hurts. It’s time for Skye to learn to be her own person. Can she step out of Summer’s golden shadow, and begin to shine?

“All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life.”

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    Marshmallow Skye is a stunning story written by the incredible Cathy Cassidy as part of The Chocolate Box Girls Series. It’s all about Skye Tanberry 2nd youngest out of all the sisters who absolutely loves history and all things vintage! Skye and Summer are identical twins both turning 13 and then they’ve got their little sister Coco (11), Eldest sister Honey (15) and step-sister Cherry (14). This book is told from the point of view of Skye and how she feels shadowed by her twin sister and that she’s always second best. Until after Halloween when she is given a box of 1920s dresses and other clothing that belonged to a long lost relative (Clara Jane Travers) with a tragic mystery story! Summer doesn’t agree with all of Clara’s belongings turning up and being around the house and especially doesn’t like Skye wearing the clothes, thinking that something bad could come with them turning up – but that doesn’t stop Skye wearing them and trying to solve the mystery of Clara Jane Travers and her love story! I mean what could possibly be bad about a gorgeous boy named Finch who makes Skye’s heart do back flips!!! I think this book is a superlative read and would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a good book and a fan of Cathy Cassidy. I’d say this book is about an 11+ and I’m most definitely rating it 5/5 stars!!! :-)

    13 May 2016

  • This book is my 2nd favourite book in the series I really like these types of books

    2 September 2015

  • OMG BEST BOOK EVER I absolutely love this book its the best book I’ve ever read I’m so exited to read the next ones partly because at the end it has a massive cliffhanger !!!!!

    21 November 2014

  • loved it

    I love history. Is really gripping .You can imagine you are skye, or clara, or finch. Glad that Clara Travers didn,t kill herself though. Poor honey must be finding it hard to get used to having Cherry and Paddy around.

    17 November 2014

  • i absolutely adore this book having read it over like a million times and what grabs me is not just the beginning but the end like i remember it of by heart the boy said my name is finch Jamie finch that just shows true love i was like omg and then i read summers dream cathy cassidy is a amazing reader.

    17 June 2014

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    Cathy Cassidy

    She’s been an art teacher, magazine editor and agony aunt but we like her best as a top-selling author. If you love books about family, friendship and chocolate, then look no further than Cathy!


    Cathy won the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books for Scarlett in 2007, the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award in 2009 and the 2013 Doncaster Book Award for Summer’s Dream. She was also crowned Queen of Teen in 2010.

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