Shay is back in this special short story!

Shay, the boy with the cool blond fringe and the blue guitar, the boy who smells of darkness and the ocean, is Cherry’s boyfriend. But it wasn’t always this way. Once, he was in love with Honey, Cherry’s oldest step-sister. Since their break-up, bitterness has twisted every word she’s said to him.

Now Honey needs his help. Should Shay reach out to her – or is it safer to steer clear?

Dip into the delicious world of the Chocolate Box Girls, as for the first ever time Shay gets the chance to tell his own story. And don’t miss the rest of the Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer’s Dream.

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Reviews of Bittersweet
  • Mimi, age 12

    I have just got this book as i got it off of amazon and i read it in a day!!!!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!!! When you read about the main characters in books you don't think about what might go on in the other characters lives, this book tells you exactly what Shay and his family a really like!!!!! I really hope Cathy will write more short stories like this but maybe about the other girl's boyfriends like Alfie and Finch!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx oooooooooooooooooooo

  • Elli, age 12

    Cathy Cassidy- I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! I just downloaded Bittersweet on my kindle fire HD. It is epic. I've reached chapter 3, where Honey blurts out Shay's secret from the night before in front of Cherry. Cherry's really upset. I love the Chocolate Box Girls series, it's soooooooo good, entertaining and amazing. Coco Caramel and Sweet Honey will be amazing because all of your books are. My favourite book that you also wrote is Scarlett. In some way, I have a connection to all of the characters in your books. You are such an amazing writer and I love you.

  • Anonymous commenter

    I Just got bitter sweet and it was amazing!! Shay was so soft and I loved the ending. My first cathy book was ginger snaps, I will read more of her books love them!!

  • Martha, age 12

    I really enjoyed this book it`s quite short but great!! my fave bit was when Shay sang bittersweet to cherry it was really sweet.

  • Freya Sinclair- Brown, age 8 nealy 9

    Ive got it and Im on chapter 2. Coco caremmel looks really good I cannot wait untill its out. In reply to Molly Wilson (age 9) Coco Caremel isnt out yet so you cannot read it. I love you and also my friend Olivia loves you too

  • No one, age 13

    These are great books, I really recommend them. That is, f you like this kind of books...

  • Shantel, age 10. 11 On May 20th

    I really love your books, Cathy. I feel like I can really relate to all the characters. You are an insperation. :) Can't wait for more books! Keep on rockin'

    - Shantel xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxxox

  • zaza, age 10(nearly 11!!)

    wow! this book is fab really love chocolate box girls.

  • leoni, age 10

    i really like this book but there should be a book of honey tanberry alone me and my best friend chloe have made one up it starts with life is so perfetic

  • Maryland, age 12

    AMAZING book! Shay reminds me of New Zealand artist Jamie Mcdell, really beachy songs. Awesome, you inspire me so much Cathy! Thanks for all your effort!

  • Anonymous commenter

    This is such a cool book, Cathy! All your books are fantastic! I like the idea of having a boy in the Chocolate Box Series. Don't give up writing!

    From your most loyal fan xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • lydia, age 11

    really awsome book, would reccomend it to anyone! ;D Keep writing, Cathy!!!!!!!

  • Georgie-May, age 14

    Author: Cathy Cassidy.
    Fave bit: When Shay sang Bittersweet for Cherry. (pg 71)
    Worst bit: When Mr Fletcher was swearing and shouted at Shay when Shay told Dad that Curtis Rawlins wanted to sign him to Wrecked Rekords. (pg 5)

    Characters: Shay Fletcher, Cherry Costello, Honey Tanberry, Skye Tanberry, Summer Tanberry, Mr Fletcher, Ben Fletcher, Mrs Fletcher, Coco Tanberry, Paddy Costello, Charlotte Tanberry

  • Brooklyn, age 12

    OMG! Ordered this book a couple of weeks ago (I live in Australia) and I cant wait till it comes!!! Keep writing CC xx

  • Wunmi, age 9

    I think this book is fantastic . If you could rate this book I would give it a 5.

  • Ava, age 11

    i cant wait to read it!! :)

  • Anonymous commenter

    I love all of the Cathy Cassidy books I can't wait to read Bittersweet!! I think that Shay is a really nice charecter and my friend and I keep hoping he will turn up at our school one day!! Dreams do come true! Mabey not this one!!

  • Juliana, age 12

    I haven't read bitter sweet yet but im hoping it's in my local library. i just loved cherry crush and summer's dream. i'm in nz and i wish i got to have the whole series of my own. thanks cathy for ur books

  • Anna Marie, age 13

    OMG! I got the book yesterday morning and finished it that night! Great book, great idea to do Shay' s side of the story and see how he manages to cope with the Tanberrys! Can't wait for more CC books (Coco and Honey)
    Anna xox

  • Candy, age 14

    Ohmigosh Love love love these books!! Can't wait for honeys one, it's kinda weird but I relate to her big time! When I read cherry crush I was like woah is she writing a book of my life? I mean we even have similar names! So weird... Anyway reheeeallllly great books!!!!!

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