Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Ailyn S
Book Title
The Chocolate Touch
Patrick Skene Catling
What is the setting of the book?
John Midas’s tiny comfortable home in his tiny town.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
The main character is John Midas he is a eleven year old boy who is very kind, but has one big, bad fault: he is a pig about candy. Boiled candy, cotton candy, old- fashioned toffee, crackerjack, nougat, lollypops, fudge, marshmallows, jellybeans, and above all, chocolates– he devoured them all.
What is the conflict of the story?
One morning John goes to the doctor after eating to much candy before breakfast. He is banned from eating candy for the next couple months. When a candy shop mysteriously appears at the corner replacing the old corner shop John is drawn to it, eating a chocolate that everything he eats or touches with his mouth turns to chocolate.
What was the conclusion of the book?
He becomes less greedy for candy and gets the chocolate taste away.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I felt nervous and sad for John mostly because he is a good kid and even though he was greedy in the first part of the book he changed and by the end he was a new person.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
Be careful what you wish for, and don’t be greedy.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 8 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
I felt like I couldn’t give it a lesser rating than that, and I also couldn’t give it bigger rating than that.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was after John ate the chocolate and everything that touched his tongue tasted of chocolate.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
Yes, Especially if you are younger. It’s also a quick read.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 6 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 2 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 1 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 1 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: The Chocolate Touch