The Candymakers Themes & Motifs

Wendy Mass
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Coming of Age

Coming of age is an important theme in the novel “The Candymakers” by Wendy Mass. Coming of age involves the personal, spiritual, moral, or emotional growth and maturation of an individual often based on real world experiences, events, or mistakes. In the novel, Logan, Miles, Daisy, and Philip all come of age in some way.

At the start of the novel, Logan appears best poised to win the candy contest. He lives in a candy factory, and is the son of a candymaker. However, Logan is the character least confident in his abilities. He is scared to death that he will not win the contest. Despite his upbringing, Logan has not yet mastered candymaking. He hopes winning the contest will cement his place as an up-and-coming candymaker, and will prove to others he has what it takes. Logan’s lack of confidence and reasons...

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