Review: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

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by Captain Lyaf Yarr

Title: The Chocolate Touch
Author: Patrick Skene Catling
Format: Paperback
# of pages: 96
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Summary: John Midas is addicted to chocolate. He refuses to eat anything else. In addition he is a very selfish boy. One day when he finds a coin with his initials on it, he takes it to a candy store, and he buys a box of chocolate. The next day he discovers that everything he touches with his teeth turns into chocolate. At first John is deliriously happy but could this chocolate touch go too far? Is there such a thing as too much chocolate?

Why I Started the Book:

I started this book because it was an in class assignment.


  • I like how this book is all about chocolate. I love chocolate!
  • I like how it’s also based off of the Greek myth about Midas’ Golden touch. Explains the main character’s name, doesn’t it? 🙂
  • I like how this book is written (and wish it was longer).
  • I like the moral of the story: selfishness is not a good thing and to be thankful for what you have. I think that it’s very important to know that.


  • I didn’t like reading this book at school because I couldn’t grab a chocolate to munch on with John at the same time. I found myself drooling after every chapter.

Buy: The Chocolate Touch

Book Rating: I give this book 3.5 Treasure Chests.

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1 Comment

  1. stephany

    I like this book because I love chocolate like John Midas. I recommend this book to everyone especially people who love chocolate like me!!! 🙂

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