The Candy Store
The Candy Store
The Candy Store
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Is Destiny determined by the future or the past?Ronald Reagan is President and the city of Denver is reeling from the 1970s Oil Boom when sixteen-year-old- Jett finds employment making confections for Watson's Candies. But when tragedy strikes, the hard-as-nails orphan wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a strangely altered word where her very words could spell doom.     The Psychiatrist blinked at me, and just that fast, I knew I must have said  something wrong. The clothes, the old cars, the peculiar cadence of their speech; my skin danced with goose pimples and I shivered. I tried to ignore the fear creeping up my back. "What is today's date?"    "October the twenty-ninth," the nurse said.     "And the year? What's the year?" My heart was pounding and I was starting to hyperventilate. Tears flooded my eyes, blurring the scene before me. I was being swept away by emotional forces so strong I couldn't stem the tide. I was so afraid of what they were going to say.    "Why, it's 1927, my dear."

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Genre: 

  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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It is the year 1981, and as an orphan with no recollection of her parents, a sixteen-year-old girl named Jett finds herself in quite the predicament. She has been running away from people who are trying to put her back into foster care, and is also attempting to find a chance to apply for college in order to start her career. Of course to be able to start college, she will need money to pay for the tuition. Then she has an incredible stroke of luck and finds a help wanted sign at a candy store called Watson’s Candies.

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Jett Oxford is the main character who was orphaned as a baby. As a teenager, avoiding social services, the cops and some bad guys keeps her busy, but she wants a future.  Life becomes even more interesting when she answers a help wanted sign in the window of a candy store. She has no idea that she is trapped in a time loop but the cunning she learned as an orphan will be the guiding light when she ends up in the past.

 

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