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Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie
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Feb 19, 11

Read in February, 2011

Twelve Year Old Shy, Stuttering, And Overweight Melissa Had Been Carted Around From State To State When Her Mom Got The Idea To Uproot Her Family On Any Little Whim. Her Dad Never Stood Up To Her, Took Teaching Jobs, And As Long As He Could Work On His Novel He Let Her Have Her Way. Melissa Met Sweetie When She Lost Fran; They All Thought Sweetie Was Crazy And Her Mom Was A Witch. Sweetie Goofed Around On The Rusted Monkey Bars Even Though They Were All Warned To Stay Off. Sweetie Caught Her Finger On A Rusted Corner And Fought To Release It But Couldn't And She Dropped To The Ground And Laughed As A Chunck Out Of Her Finger Sat Amidst The Rust. Melissa Was So Scared For Sweetie That She Rushed To Help The Other Outcast. Fran Told Her To Stay Away From Sweetie As Bad Things Went Hand And Hand With Her, But Melissa Did Not Hear Her As She Stared Into Sweetie's Eyes. From That Day On, They Spent Every Moment Together. Sweetie Showed Her The Blue/Black Mountains Of Little Haywood County In West North Carolina. They Trampled Up, Down, And Through The Forest With Melissa Losing Weight And Having Fun With Her Blood Bond Sister, Until Sweetie's Mom Died And Social Services Tried To Put Her In An Orphanage, Sweetie Ran A Way And Hid In The Forest Until Melissa Found Her And The Sheriff Pulled Melissa Off A Dangerous Part Of The Mountain, And It Was The Last Time She Saw Sweetie And One Minute She Was There And The Next She Was Gone!

Ms. Magendie Creates A Great Story For The Young Reader As Well As The Adults And It Is A Great Eye Opener, The Story Tells About Two Little Girls That Struggled With Bullies In School As Well As Melissa Overbearing Snob Mother. Miss Mae Was Sick So Much That Sweetie Had To Take Care Of Her As She Was Told Her Dad Died In The War And It Was Just The Two Of Them Left. I Could Almost See A Feisty Sweetie Going Toe To Toe With The Bully TJ And Melissa Suddenly Strong Melissa Thanks To Sweetie's Teachings. An Excellent Book For Any Age!!
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Julie You should add a spoiler alert since your review gives away the ending of the book.


Linda THANKS


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