Sweetie

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Overview

"Kathryn Magendie is an amazing writer." -- Story Circle Book Reviews

Friendship. Courage. Hope.

For shy, stuttering Melissa, the wild mountain girl named Sweetie is a symbol of pride and strength. But to many in their Appalachian town Sweetie is an outcast, a sinister influence, or worse. This poignant and haunting story takes readers deep inside the bittersweet heart of childhood loyalties.

A West Virginia native, Kat Magendie came home to ...

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Overview

"Kathryn Magendie is an amazing writer." -- Story Circle Book Reviews

Friendship. Courage. Hope.

For shy, stuttering Melissa, the wild mountain girl named Sweetie is a symbol of pride and strength. But to many in their Appalachian town Sweetie is an outcast, a sinister influence, or worse. This poignant and haunting story takes readers deep inside the bittersweet heart of childhood loyalties.

A West Virginia native, Kat Magendie came home to Maggie Valley via South Louisiana, where she reclusively writes and co-edits/publishes The Rose & Thorn online journal. Visit her at www.kathrynmagendie.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935661917
  • Publisher: BelleBooks
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,115,949
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    Bitter-sweet and beautiful

    I think I've just found another favorite author to add to my list. Sweetie, by Kathryn Magendie, introduced me to Appalachian mountains, the cruelty of small children, the misplaced kindness of adults, and the wonders of friendship spanning the years, all told in an absorbing voice with beautiful language that made the book impossible to put down.

    Melissa, shy, overweight and stuttering, suffers from her mother's dismissal, her father's distraction, and her school-friends' savage comments. But she finds one friend in the mountains in Sweetie, and spends one glorious summer exploring the secrets of nature, nurtured by joy. There's a delightful scene where she learns to overcome the ickiness of gutting fish, recognizing that death must be a part of life, and absorbing the reality of a world apart from her own.

    But Melissa's and Sweetie's lives are both threatening to fall apart, aided and abetted by well-meaning townspeople. The childhood story is bracketed by an adult Melissa seeking her past, revealing a strangeness that leaves the reader wondering who Sweetie really is and what is her power. A tale that tells the power and persistence of friendship in a wonderful way, bringing the worlds of nature and humanity into glorious focus, Sweetie is a book to be savored and read again almost as soon as it's put down; and Kathryn Magendie is an author to watch.



    Disclosure: I met Kathryn Magendie on her blog and was delighted to learn and take advantage of a deal offered on one of her books. I'm happy to offer this book review in return.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    Excellent Middle... Beginning & End.. not so much

    The book started out meessy and felt like I was reading a high school students creative writing paper. But then after a bit it picked up and was a romp through a wonderful narrative where I was drawn in, couldn't put it down and wanted more.... kind of like an "after school special" then it just stopped... (just like an after-school special) in a sophomoric blah blah blurb ending.... I think the character Miss Lissa must have wrote the beginning & ending herself. If it were a 99 cent ebook... I recommend buying it. The 208 pages weren't worth the 9.99 plus tax. I had to buy it because it was on my book club reading list.... Don't get me wrong I didn't dislike the book... it's just that there are so many more worth so much more out there to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Neon

    She nodded. "Sure!"

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    Posted July 7, 2013

    Stop

    People stop this is bad for u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Grace Lynn

    Gasps.....she gets a wet towel and gives you ot to wipe down your wpunds...."its going to be alright." She whispers softly into his ear.

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    Posted March 24, 2013

    Rebekah

    Follows after them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Amanda

    She walked through the forest her hood up looking around when she found a tunnel she went down it and found Kyle chained to the wall she got out her lazer that doesnt hurt out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Anonymous

    You all are so desperate. Especially you, "Kyle"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    To kyle

    Want se.x? ~Amelia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    To kate

    I love u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    A boy

    You people are so sick!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Kyle

    "Thank you for everything." He said before falling asleep. Some people came in sed uced him. They picked him up and brought him to one of the results.

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