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The Chocolate Touch - Patrick Skene Catling, Margot Apple Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive! And did you notice all of those "repetitives?" Well, add a couple more! The early parts of The Chocolate Touch started out entertainingly, but the middle was so much of the same thing over and over again, it became a real challenge to get through it! Finally, the story picked up some tension and suspense in the second to last chapter, but then the ending just *dropped*!

When I finished reading the book, my niece looked at me and exclaimed, "What?! THAT'S IT?!?!?" I think we both felt a little bit ripped off. We had all that time invested in this story, and *that* was the pay off?! Hm. Well. We weren't impressed.