Cherry Crush

CHERRY. Dark almond eyes, skin the colour of milky coffee, wild imagination, feisty, fun . . .

Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await.
And on Cherry's first day there her head is turned by the gorgeous Shay Fletcher.
But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherry's new stepsister, Honey. Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous - it could destroy everything. But that doesn't mean she's going to stay away from him . . .

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Reviews of Cherry Crush
  • Arzoo, age 14

    i cant w8 2 read ur new book
    cherry crush i hope its awsum just like ur other really good
    books xx

  • Issie, age 11

    I cannot wait to read this book! I have read all the cathy cassidy collection and am so excited about this new realise! Bring on the 2nd of September!! =] xx

  • Molly, age 11

    I'm so excited to get the book. I've already been to see if its in the shop early. xx

  • Beata, age 11

    I can hardly wait to read Cherry Crush, it could possibly be my favourite Cathy Cassidy book! I am going to get asap!!!!

  • Millie, age 14

    It sounds so yummy!
    can't wait to read it-you inspire me Cathy.
    love your books
    keep writing!

  • Josie, age 12

    Yay! Another Cathy book!!
    cannot wait to order it!! ;]]

  • Ilar, age 12

    OMG I sooo need to get that! x

  • Millie, age 11

    Fantastic! I got my copy two days early and I started reading it straight away!
    I took the quiz at the back of the book and I found out I am most like Skye.
    Cherry sounds really cool, and it felt like I was actually in the story.
    Keep writing Cathy.
    Millie xxx

  • Abba, age 12

    Yes, im reading it.! Got the book as soon as it came out.. and it is BRILLIANT! I am now on chapter 10 and this is the first day of reading it. :DD Its the type of book which you can read it again and again. And I really recommend you to read it. And the cover is really pretty. lol but anyway go and buy it, and you will not regret it. :)

  • Lucy, age 12

    Cherry Crush is a great book in which it makes you feel like you know the character personally. I love the character of cherry because she is like me: she has a vivid imagination! Shay is a mysterious character with a great heart but an appetite for trouble and rebellion. All the characters have a different personality but you get to now them all. The story line is full of guilt, mysteries, chocolate and most of all friendships! I reccomend this to alll girls and boys of ages over 9-16 (my 16 year old sister read it and loved it as much as me!)

  • Nadia, age 13

    I think it's a terrific start to an awesome series!! I got it on the 1st September somehow, and finished it in 3 hours!!! Now, I'm counting down the days to Vanilla Skye, (September 2011, right?)
    Another great read, definetley worth the wait!!

  • Rozzie, age 12

    I can't wait to read Cherry Crush - I mean, if the review
    on this website is that good, think what the book'l be like!!! Shay sounds HOT too!!!!

  • Jess, age 11

    Omg brill book i just finished it i love the fact you don't find out about cherrys mum until the end
    brill book keep writing!!!

  • Lisa - Dream Teamer

    “My world has opened out, filled up with challenges and complications and possibilities.”
    Cathy Cassidy is a successful and very talented author of Dizzy, Indigo Blue, Driftwood, Sundae Girl, Scarlett, Gingersnaps, Lucky Star, Angel Cake and now Cherry Crush; the first book in the series of ‘The Chocolate Box Girls’.

    Cherry Costello and her dad move to Somerset with the quirky and unique Charlotte – Cherry’s dad’s new girlfriend; and her four daughters. Cherry feels finally accepted and part of a real family with Coco, Summer and Skye, but it’s obvious that the gorgeous and outgoing eldest sister - Honey; doesn’t want anything to do with her. What makes matters worse, however hard Cherry fights it, she’s slowly falling in love with Honey’s boyfriend-Shay, can she really compete with her stepsister and is the feeling mutual between Cherry and Shay?

    This enchanting book really captures the motives behind Cherry’s stories and wild imagination to come up with a few white lies to make herself fit in to this new family. Their lives seem pretty much perfect, but with spiteful Honey, love sickening Shay and so many heavenly chocolate truffles thrown into the mixture, live isn’t all sweet.

    Released on the 2nd September this delightful book will capture your imagination and have you on a whirl wind tour!

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  • Zoe B - Dream Teamer

    Cherry feels she is a misfit. She has no friends and lives with her dad and her fish Rover in a flat in Glasgow. Her mum died when she was only four, leaving Cherry with very few memories of her. The only way she seems to cope with life is by telling ‘imaginative stories’ which is basically lying – Which is never a good idea.
    Then Cherry’s life changes, forever. Her dad falls in love and they both move to Somerset where a brand new mum and four new sisters await. But then she meets Shay Fletcher, who Cherry instantly falls for. But Shay is Honey’s boyfriend, the eldest of her sisters. If she made the wrong move, it could destroy everything. But does that mean she’ll stay away?
    This is a brilliant book. There is no other way to say how much I enjoyed it. Cathy writes, the way every writer should, about something they love – For Cathy, that has to be chocolate!
    The story line got you pined ’till the end. The most amazing descriptions, that made your mouth water – apart from the curry truffles…
    A must read, one of Cathy’s best!

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  • Zoe S - Dream Teamer

    I thought Cherry Crush was an amazing book. The plot and characters were so believable that every page had me hooked. Life for Cherry isn't easy. She lives in Scotland with her Dad and has no friends at school. In an attempt to fit in, Cherry lies about her life- but it all backfires when the truth is revealed. One day, her Dad meets up with an old art school friend and they fall in love. Cherry's Dad has dreams of running a chocolate business instead of working at McBean's Chocolate Factory and he and his new partner, Charlotte are going to make those dreams a reality. Cherry and her Dad move to Somerset to live with Charlotte and her four daughters, Honey, Skye, Summer and Coco. But, when Cherry falls for Honey's boyfriend, Shay, and her Dad proposes to Charlotte, there's trouble. Will Cherry's new life come crashing down? Will Cherry's wishes come true? Will life for Cherry be sweet or sour? Cherry Crush is a brilliant book full of drama, love, friendship and chocolate. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read. 10/10.

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  • Somerset - Dream Teamer!

    I loved Cherry Crush and it is now my favourite Cathy Cassidy book! The characters were so believable (I just wanted to slap Honey!) and my favourite character was Summer, I like stories about step-families because I am in a a similar situation myself and this was an especially good one I loved the Chocolate festival and I now really want a box of chocs from The Chocolate Box!
    Click here to find out more about the Dream Team":

  • Meka, age 12

    I can't wait to read Cherry Crush!!!!!!!!
    It looks and sounds awesome...

  • Elisha, age 11

    im a new girl in my school and i spent my money on almost all the cathy cassidy collection.i cant wait for this one!!!

  • GG, age 12

    this book sounds amazing and im soo glad that its a whole new series!!

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