If you haven’t already read Chocolat by the same author, then read it first!
If Chocolat is pure seduction drowning you in velvet swirls of chocolate, The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris is a tangy treat that you simply have to lick to the last. When I started reading it, I missed the languid, immersive descriptions that are so characteristic of this author’s work, but as the story went on, I just could not put the book down. The character of Zozie hooks you right from the time you are introduced to her, Anouk and her angst is portrayed all too well, and Vianne is a pale reflection of her younger, more confident self in Chocolat. All in all, a book that is delightful and very satisfying.