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...more
Lissa joins Swee...more
Melissa, shy, overweight and stuttering, suffers from her mother’s dismissal, her father’s distraction, and her school-friends’ savage comments. But sh...more
Set the the late 60s or early 70s in Western North Carolina, chubby, stuttering Melissa (Miss Lissa) and scarred up, secretive Sweetie are outcasts at school and become best friends. I like the comin...more
Sweetie is the story of two very different girls, friends thrown together through cruel acts at school - one strong a...more
First off, the writing in Sweetie was so beautiful. Her use of language was just tremendo...more
Magendie has written a beautiful novel of friendship that should appeal to readers of all ages. Melissa is the soul of reason and Sweetie is the wild wind from the mountain. Magendie takes the reader into their lives with her poetic...more
Two girls from differing backgrounds are brought together at school. Katherine Magendie shares with us a story of their bonding in a gentle, funny, sad and passionate way.
One girl, Melissa is brought up by an over-bearing mother and a scientific father.Everything he tries to teach her is brought down the the basics of science. The other, Sweetie lives in the mountains with a mother who is the subject of small town gossip.
She lives in the woods with her mother and knows an old Indian man who lives nearby. He, like Sweetie, believes in the magic of the m...more
As a guy, I didn't mind the female perspective of the story, even though it dealt with some issues I never experienced and can never truly understand. I really liked the bond developed between the two girls and how eac...more
The friendship between Sweetie and Melissa or as Sweetie calls her Miss Lissa is so beautiful 2 children from very different backgrounds become the best of friends and blood bound sisters. Sweetie is a mountain girl who believes the mountain ways and her and her mother are the talk of much gossip in town. Melissa’s family moves...more
I finished this book four days ago and have started on something different. Still, I...more
Basic plot: Young teen, Melissa, is somewhat of an outcast/made...more
Story, characterization and dialogue are excellent and will hold your attention, leaving you wanting more when you reach the final page.
I heartily recommend Ms. Magendie's "Sweetie" to one and all, and look forwar...more
When Melissa was a young, overweight girl her family moved from town to town...more
I can't believe I am the only person to give this book 1 star!