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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Crush. Candy. Corpse.


Title: Crush. Candy. Corpse.
Author: Sylvia McNicol
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: 
 May 18, 2013
Reviewer: Kati
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary: Paradise Manor is depressing - the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn't benefit the community?

But working with the Alzheimer's patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grandson of one of the residents, she begins to see that the residents don't have much more choice about their lives than she does: what they eat, how they are treated by staff, even what they watch on television. So Sunny does what she can to make the residents happy - even if she has to sometimes break the rules to do it.

But when tragedy strikes at Paradise, Sunny's left to make the decision about whether or not to honor a promise that Cole made to his grandmother about her life and her death.

Review: I felt drawn to this book because I worked in a nursing home that had the best Alzheimer’s and dementia unit in Wisconsin. Some of this is wrong mostly when it comes to nursing homes. Some of it is right on. Either way I loved this book would like to know what happens next in Sunny's life. I would defiantly read more by this author. The book was difficult to put down. 

Rate (1-10)[low to high]:
Quality of writing: 9
Pace: 8
Plot development: 9
Characters: 9
Enjoy ability: 9
Insightful ness: 10
Ease of reading: 8
-Kati

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