Chocolat Book Summary and Study Guide

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Chocolat is an enthralling story about a woman who simply wants to bring joy through her candies to this small dreary town. The priest of the church is determined to convince the town that she is an evil person out to cause harm. She not only shows the town that she is not evil, she brings happiness to the people of this town, she saves her friend from an abusive husband and still has time to fall in love with a gypsy. She teaches all of us that we should be our true selves and not give into the pressures of those around us. This book was so well worded and described that the reader can almost taste the chocolates as they are sifting through the book.
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The review of this Book prepared by Cristin

Mysterious woman moves to small French village with her daughter and opens a chocolate shop. She uses her special abilities to bring the town together and spread happiness.
The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Goodwin

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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