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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Square Fish
Publication date June 7, 2016
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250079992
ISBN-10 1250079993
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Berserker | We Are All Made of Molecules | I Am Princess X | When | The Boy in the Black Suit | Monument 14 | Savage Drift
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

They'd kill to get thin.

“Simultaneously terrifying, hilarious, and action-packed, Sweet is a wild ride that holds up a warped mirror to our society. I loved it from the first line to the last.” ―Marie Lu, New York Times–bestselling author of Legend and The Young Elites

The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv's invitation. She's already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli-the hottest guy ever!-and she's too sick to even try the sweetener. And that's before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.

Tom knows that he should be grateful for this job and the chance to shed his former-child-star image. His publicists have even set up a 'romance' with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when the hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it's Laurel that he's determined to save.

Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation in Sweet that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong!

By Emmy Laybourne:

The Monument 14 Trilogy
Monument 14 (Book 1)
Monument 14: Sky on Fire (Book 2)
Monument 14: Savage Drift (Book 3)

Sweet

The Berserker series
Berserker (Book 1)
Ransacker (Book 2)

Praise for Sweet:

“Laybourne's fictional world highlights themes of friendship, the culture of celebrity, and addiction...A finely knit narrative in which romance pairs perfectly (somehow) with societal horror.” ―Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC, School Library Journal

“Laybourne's masterful novel opens as a comical potential romance, becomes suspenseful, then horrific, and ends as a gripping action-adventure survival story sure to enthrall readers ... The book is recommended as required summer reading.” ―VOYA, Starred Review

“Combining mystery with a bit of romance and a peek into Hollywood's obsession with being thin, Laybourne creates an interesting commentary on society's addiction to weight loss and diets.” ―Booklist

“While maintaining an exciting, face-paced, terrifying narrative, Laybourne manages to weave in details that highlight friendship, the culture of celebrity and addiction.” ―Asheville Citizen-Times

“Laybourne delivers a candy-coated horror novel that alternates between increasingly violent scenes and Laurel and Tom's poignant romance.” ―Publishers Weekly



Editions
Hardcover
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from Feiwel & Friends (June 2, 2015)
9781250055194 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.82 lbs | List price $17.99
About: The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Square Fish (June 7, 2016)
9781250079992 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $9.99
About: They'd kill to get thin.
With Kathryn Shay | from Harlequin Books (October 1, 2002); titled "A Place to Belong"
9780373710881 | details & prices | 304 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.25
This edition also contains A Place to Belong
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606385619
 
from Turtleback Books (June 7, 2016)
9780606385619 | details & prices | List price $20.85
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