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Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie
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Jan 12, 11

bookshelves: seasonal-challenge-pick, ebook-library, realistic-fiction
Recommended to Michelle by: Free Kindle ebook
Read from January 04 to 12, 2011 — I own a copy

The setting of this book resonates with me. In western North Carolina, on a mountain, two girls discover stories, nature, and themselves through folklore, mystique, and long summer days. Having explored various parts of 'wilderness' growing up, naming different rocks and parts of creeks, I could relate to the girls as they did the same, making maps to guide one another. The ending (I'm not saying what it is) left me wondering what actually happened, which sort of bugs me but I can think of a few possibilities. The best part about this book is the descriptions of the scenery and the poetic language that moves the story along. There are subtleties that I really enjoyed, like how each morning Melissa woke up, she did a few more jumping jacks than the day before. Nothing was said more about it than that, but it added to the progression of the character. In addition, the dialects were awesome, only continuing the emersion into the story. The first and last chapters were the most puzzling and harder to get into than the rest of the book. This book definitely surprised me.

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18.0% "I really didn't like the first chapter so it was slow getting into it. Now, I'm becoming more invested in the story."
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