Stay Sweet (Hardcover)

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Stay Sweet is about two very important things: the friendship between girls and ice cream. Siobhan Vivian's (New York Times bestselling author of The List) new book is a delicious summer (or winter, when you're missing the sun) read. The book follows Amelia during her final summer before college. For the last four summers, Amelia has worked at Meade Creamery along with nine other girls. The traditions the girls create and the bonds they form are reasons so many girls covet a position working at the ice cream shop. On Amelia's last first day, she finds the owner, Molly, on the floor of the office. Through the next weeks, Amelia struggles to keep the shop afloat with the help of her best friend, Cate, and the boy who is now in charge. The book has a parallel plot line taking place during WWII, highlighting the founding of Meade Creamery. If you like books about strong friendships and coming of age with a sprinkling of romance and history, this book is for you. Just make sure you have some of your favorite ice cream nearby!

— Vivian, Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member


From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream.

Summer in Sand Lake isn't complete without a trip to Meade Creamery--the 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 for 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 isn't sure that stand can go on. That is, until Molly's grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business...but Grady's got some changes in mind...
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481452328
ISBN-10: 1481452320
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 24th, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English