"Candy" is a great YA book that characterizes the feelings of teens who are trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in. Candy, the young girl becomes involved with the underground world of drugs and prostitution. Joe, a bass guitarist meets Candy and tries to free her from the dangerous and destructive world she's in. The two become bound together in their quest to discover purpose and meaning. Author Kevin Brooks writes well and with much feeling and passion. Both teens and adults will enjoy this read despite its difficult material. This book contains mature themes that are handled well. Brooks has written a number of YA books that teens will enjoy. Get this book!