Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet

A 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 of friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best fri...

Details Stay Sweet

TitleStay Sweet
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Stay Sweet

  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40’s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved over many many years, all the lives it touched (both employees and customers)...I loved it! I loved the focus on female friendship and ladies doing things for themsel...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn’t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls tbh. If you’re reading this one hoping for a swoon worthy romance, I would maybe adjust your expectations a little, but overall still a very fun read!
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    2.75/5Such mixed feelings about this one!I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main character Amelia just tried way to hard with her friend Cate. This is a fast, enjoyable read but and perfect for summer but I was left very underwhelmed...but it makes me want to...
  • Tin
    *I would like to thank Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.While I was reading the book, I craved for ice cream the whole time. I suggest you guys have a tub of your favorite ice cream before starting this book because you will need it. This book is such a refreshin...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    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...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure!
  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they’re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ice cream and a a friendly squad of girls and a hint of romance. It looked GOOD, is my point. And I was looking forward to reading it. Was it any good? *shakes head vehem...
  • Lindsay
    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Molly's great nephew arrives in town. A young entrepreneur, Grady announces that he's taking over the business and the girls sprint around to make the stand presentabl...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    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
    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.
  • Adele
    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting, I wanted to keep my expectations low. I thought that Stay Sweet would be a story overflowing with fluff. Kind of like a dreamy summer read. Instead, Stay Sweet was more d...
  • Alise (Readers in Wonderland)
    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary – it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet joke here). It reminded me a lot of my favorite Morgan Matson novels like THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING.While I never had the opportunity to have a fun summer job by the l...
  • Theresa
    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...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "It’s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he’s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?"This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends itself into a sweet spot of friendship, new love, and ice cream. What more could any girl ask for? I have mixed emotions about this one. On one hand, I really enjoyed t...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.There are moments where you open a book and realize it's going to be good from page one. I have to admit it started off with a little bit of a tumble simply because it started off with 'handwritten' letters from Molly, the owner of the legendary Meade Creamery, and gosh, I don't know if the finished copy is going to keep the same font but the font was reall...
  • Robby
    The sweetest summer read! This is a sugary summer read about girl power, growing up and unexpected romance.We follow Amelia and her best friend Cate as they spend their last summer working at the famous Meade Creamery! It’s an all female-staffed ice cream stand, that is, until the late founder’s grandnephew comes along with some new ideas...I LOVED this book!! It's nostalgic and swoon-worthy with a lovable cast of characters and a warm, comfo...
  • ضحى الحداد
    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. but nothing was really happening in the book .. up until the end .. I liked Amelia as a main character and her relationship with Grady is also nice and simple but I wis...
  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    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...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Sweet perfection
  • Ms. Yingling
    Public library copyAmelia is thrilled that she is Head Girl at the Meade Creamery ice cream stand, after working there for several years. The founder, Molly Meade, only hired girls, and started the stand during WWII when her fiance was off fighting. It's a local tradition, but when Amelia finds that Molly has passed away in the stand, she fears for the summer. It turns out that Molly has a great nephew whose wealthy parents are letting him run th...
  • Mckinlay
    *I received an ARC from the publisher. This does not affect my review.*So I was apprehensive about going into this book because i've been kinda meh about books written by Vivian in the past, but I actually really liked this! I loved the history of Meade Creamery and the sisterhood the most! I enjoyed Grady, for the most part, he definitely worked wonderfully as a catalyst for Amelia, though there were some aspects I could have done without, but t...
  • Lauren R.
    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 wi...
  • Mitali
    Love, love, love how SS handles Amelia and Cate's friendship and growing pains. Loved it!
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  • Kayla
    This book was so great from the topic of love to friendship to feminism! The only reason this book isn't 5 stars is cause if the incomplete ending of this book which really upsetted me.