Marshmallow Skye Review By Dayna
Marshmallow Skye – Cathy Cassidy.
SKYE and SUMMER TANBERRY are identical twins, and SKYE loves her sister Summer more than anyone else in the world. They do everything together, but lately Skye’s been feeling like second-best – it’s the story of her life. And when her friend Alfie confesses he’s fallen not for her, but for Summer, it hurts.
Skye wants to be her own person, but with an effortlessly cool twin, how can she? Will Skye ever step out of Summer’s shadow and find her own chance to shine?
So, I have stepped away from the vamps and the werewolves, the Shadowhunters (or demon hunters for those of you who aren’t familiar with Cassandra Clare’s work), the demons, and faeries, to delve into a more, true to life story but, before I could even get as far as opening the book, I couldn’t help gushing and drooling over the cover. It’s gorgeous! It’s sweet and cute and was really making me crave chocolates. It’s so yummy looking!
The story was so beautifully written. It is aimed at a younger age group (9+) but it’s written in such a way that an older person -like myself- wouldn’t feel out-of-place reading it. I admit, I was a bit unsure about reading it at first because of the fact it was aimed at younger readers but I’m so glad I did. I could happily go back to the beginning and start all over again. There is such a fab twist to the story. I really wasn’t expecting it. I just kind of expected it to be about growing up and finding yourself etc but it isn’t quite. There is a lot more to the story than you may think when reading the blurb. Yes, it’s about a girl who feels she’s always in her twin’s shadow and it’s about becoming a teen and discovering boys and make-up and the usual teen-coming-of-age stuff but the story takes a different turn and after Skye and her sisters come back from trick or treating and telling ghost stories, they come home to see that their parents have been rummaging in the attic and have brought a few things downstairs including a trunk full of old clothes. accessories and letters. From there onwards, there is a deeper, spookier side to the story and I loved how the story unfolded and how there could be more to Skye’s dreams of “Ghost Boy” than you may think.
I think girls who read this book will be sure to empathise with Skye and her friends and all the things they are going through when it comes to turning the big ONE THREE. It also teaches them that it is perfectly ok to go against the grain, to be their own person and not to follow others if that’s not what makes them happy.
I rate this book 5/5
You can buy Marshmallow Skye here
You can find out more about Cathy and her books here . The site is awesome and is so gorgeous and pretty!
Thank you to Penguin for asking us to review such a fab book.