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Book Title: Sweetie|
The author of the book: Kathryn Magendie
Edition: Bell Bridge Books
Date of issue: November 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781935661917
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.9
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Five stars. FIVE STARS to this book. I'm out of breath from being totally blown away by this beautiful coming-of-age story. Parts of this book reminded me of an old favorite book, The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright. Kathryn Magendie has captured some magic in her descriptions of the Smoky Mountains and has created a character in Sweetie that will live on in my memory.
Sweetie is the story of two very different girls, friends thrown together through cruel acts at school - one strong and the other tender. They spend a school year together, growing up, changing and learning from one another. I felt Melissa's struggle and her pain while dealing with the bullies at school, her escape to food and her need to be loved by someone - and I felt captured by the entrance of "Sweetie" - her stories, her treatment of "Miss Lissa" and the adventures she drags Melissa on.
I had a sneaking suspicion after reading the first chapter that I would like this book, but I did not expect it to flat out floor me. The development of the story, the characters, the way Magendie manipulates her readers emotions threw me for a loop and had me laughing and crying .. sometimes loudly. This is the perfect book for you folks who love a good coming-of-age story with a touch of magic in it. I cannot wait to get my greedy hands on a physical copy as soon as I can (as I received this via Netgalley).
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Read information about the authorKathryn Magendie is an Amazon Bestselling Author—Tender Graces was an Amazon Kindle Number 1 best seller—of five novels and a novella, as well as short stories, essays, and poetry. She’s a freelance editor, sometimes personal trainer, amateur photographer, and former Publishing Editor of The Rose & Thorn.
Her stories, essays, poetry, and photography have been published in print and online publications. Her novels are available wherever books are sold, online and in bookstores. If you cannot find her books, please contact her via email, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever people virtually congregate! She loves reading reader's mail.
Born in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, her family moved here-there-yonder until her feet were for many years stuck in the swamps of South Louisiana. Then! One fine morning her dreams came true and she unglued her feet, leaving behind those moss-filled grandfather oak trees, to go back to the mountains to live in a little log house in the Cove at Killian Knob in Maggie Valley, Western North Carolina. Here, she spins tales, edits manuscripts/books and sometimes websites, drinks strong dark black coffee, and contemplates the glow of Old Moon from her porch overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.
I appreciate and adore all my readers! *muwah!*
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