A summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream.Summer in Sand Lake isnt complete without a trip to Meade Creamerythe local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best of friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend Cate have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is Head Girl at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isnt sure that the stand can go on. That is, until Mollys grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the businessbut Gradys got some changes in mind...
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Stay Sweet Reviews
Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit: Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it's true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic enough, and just nostalgic enough to make you feel all the summer feels.
Stay Sweet centres on 17 year old Amelia Van Hagen, who’s been working at the local ice cream stand, Meade Creamery, for the last four summers. T ...more
So cute! Or should I say ~sweet~ (I’m so funny). I really enjoyed this. Amelia’s passion for the creamery was awesome and I loved the sisterhood vibes that came along with it. The idea of girls working together and supporting each other each summer was great. The romance was a bit of a slow burn and I wish there was more chemistry earlier in the book; honestly it kind of felt sudden when it happened? I liked Amelia a lot and her friendship with Cate... for the most part. I was constantly on edge ...more
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- Received a copy from publisher in exchange for review -
This was such a sweet summer read, I enjoyed it from start to finish. The characters were refreshing and the plot was easy to follow. Amelia's POV shared recent high school graduate conflicts in a realistic way, and her relationships with other characters developed throughout the novel. I did find that the romance with Grady was a bit odd, it progressed very fast, but I enjoyed the conclusion of the whole story. Amelia grew ...more
I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It’s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too.
I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cute and has an empowering message, and I would definitely recommend it.
Full review on The Candid Cover
The sweetest. I really loved this one.
This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has worked at the stand every summer and has finally made "Head Girl." Until she makes a shocking discovery that turns her entire summer into question.
All in all, I thought this was 31 flavors of cuteness. Read all my tho ...more
This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn’t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice cream stand for a summer, I knew this was it.
Some reviews and synopses say that this is a book of feminism which I think is stretching it a bit. Yes, it is about girls having control over an ice cream stand, but the sto ...more
4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I’m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I also love all the other characters in the book as well, and I LOVE Grady so much my goodness. The setting was also really nice I love the idea of Sand Lake. If you’re looking for a cute contemporary to kick off your ...more