I've been meaning to read The Candy Shop War for a while now, and finally got to it. As one might gather from the title, it's about a "war", if you will, between a candy shop and a candy truck, and the kids manipulated by the candy makers into fighting this war. Of course, magic plays a large roll as well.
The Candy Shop War is a creative idea for a novel and I really enjoyed it. The characters are realistic and their adventures are exciting. It's an enjoyable, appropriate book for kids of all ages. Four Stars.