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Sweet (Sugar #2)

2.98 of 5 stars 2.98  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  8 reviews
'Some people tread water all their lives. Not me - I'm gonna make a big splash. I could see myself living the good life, chasing the sun . . . feet up, glass in hand, no worries. Sweet. After a short stay at Her Majesty's pleasure, Maria Sweet, aka Sugar, is back. Her husband may have done a runner, taking their daughter with them, but at least she has a plan: get a job, g ...more
Published September 4th 2008 by MacMillan UK (first published September 13th 2007)
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Nov 04, 2011 Sally rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, dear god!!
I seriously need an OMG WHY DID I READ THIS shelf. Okay, so I legit read this because I'd read - and somewhat enjoyed Sugar Rush - and I thought that reading its sequel wouldn't be a bad idea?

Hahahaha I was so wrong.

I guess I'm just too much of a snob to care, you know? I can't help it, I totally look down on Maria/Sugar and think she's one of the most dreadful characters I have ever read about. She's the absolute chavviest of chavs, a pathetic try-hard, completely up herself, thinks she's smart
Still keeping my copy...well, I think so. I'll see. I think it's fair to say I didn't quite enjoy "Sweet" as much as I did Sugar Rush. I loved the first book because I loved Kim as narrator and how Sugar still managed to be shrouded in mystery despite being so blunt and up-herself, really. I couldn't help thinking that this book took away all the possible sides of Sugar that were likeable and empathetic. I also felt her characterization, narration, and the storyline in general were both ridiculo ...more
Vykie Hammond
For some writers, its hard to recapture a character, especiallt one previously only seen from another perspective. Julie, however, tells you exactly who Maria Sweet is in the very first paragraph. I initially had my doubts about a sequel to the original book, especially considering where it left off, but the life of Sugar is never dull, tehres always a story to tell.

As the book progresses, you can see Sugar growing as a person, she begins to think about life as a whole, about the way we are as
I love this book's total lack of subtlety and "nuance"; this world needs more (y.a.) books that say it like it is instead of all that repressed, delusional, "romantic" bullshit that's so popular nowadays. "It" being the dirty and refreshing truth about love and sex AND about class. When it's said so messilly, funnily and charmingly by a character as chaotic and lifelike as Sugar, and with a great love story thrown into the bargain, this makes for a great book. I hope there's going to be a third ...more
Beth Schofield
The follow up to Sugar Rush, just as engrossing and fabulous. I love how Burchill really gets into the story in both Sugar Rush and Sweet, and leaves you satisfied, yet still wanting more. I will always love these 2 books.
Besides some of the little moments where Sugar starts to make valid, reasonable points I just didn't really feel the entire story as a whole.
Robin Lee
Not as funny as Sugar Rush but the character Sugar is over the top in her narcissism.
I didn't enjoy it as much as Sugar Rush.
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Julie Burchill is an English writer and columnist known for her provocative comments. Beginning as a writer for the New Musical Express at the age of 17, she has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She is a self-declared "militant feminist". She has several times been involved in legal action resulting from her work. She is also an author and novelist, her 1989 novel ...more
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