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October 29, 2015  
 
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Discuss the setting and the role it played. Describe when and where the story takes place.
Who are the main characters? What problems or conflicts does each character face in the book? Briefly describe each character.
What are the good points of this book? What did the author do well? Tell why you liked the book.
What, if any, were the bad points in the book? What did you feel the author did poorly? Tell why you didn't like the book.
This is where you give a brief summary of the book. Tell about at least two events that took place in the story. Don't give away the ending but give a 20 second synopsis that describes the story.
Without giving away the ending tell whether or not the ending was satisfying. Did the end fit the story?
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3.7
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4.0
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3.5
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Setting
The setting of the book spends most of the time on the ship. The Ship is a bad place for this to happen. At the same time it is good because it will not affect the rest of the world. That being said there is a low chance of survival being on ship. It is like being stranded on sea. There is no cellphone service and no one can hear you scream. All of these challenges add up but will Laurel be able to handle the pressure?
Characters
Laurel Willard an awkward, freckled, and guitarist. This is the main character and i'm surprised that she survived through the novel. The three words to describe he did not make her seem like a brave women to be fighting against the people on the ship. The author's choice to pick a female as the main character was a good choice. Having to see the struggles, sacrifices, and things she did to survive was entertaining. Also picking a young adult it is easy to relate to the characters in this way. Tom Fiorelli the remoter on this event or nightmare is a very important character. Without Tom all of this would not have happened, i'm sure that this was not the plan. Although it was not his fault, reading this made me feel anger towards him.Tom and Laurel start to have a relationship that could potentially save them for this nightmare
Good Points
The author of the book, Emmy Laybourne write the book really well. One thing that i liked is that she wrote in Laurel’s point of view. I really like this because I could really get a sense of what was Laurel was going through at such hard times. She also wrote the book like how a teenager or a young adult would talk when it came to Laurel. Then when celebrities for important people would talk it sounded sophisticated. Again all of this is easier to relate to the main character. The theme of the book was the most unique part for me because she turned a good thing into a horrible thing. The book will surprise you. The writing style is not anything fancy it is normal which is fine for me.
Bad Points
Reading the book I thought that it was really predictable. There were times i was right and wrong. I'm glad that I was wrong in the ending because I got to enjoy it. Since there are books and movies similar to this the book struggled once and awhile getting my attention. Other than that it was an easy book to read.
Plot Summary
Emmy Laybourne Sweet sounds like what it should be. Laurel Willard and her friend go on a luxurious cruise filled with celebrities. Tom Fiorelli a old child celebrety wants to shed of of this old image. The occasion is to promote a new diet sweetener, Solu. Solu takes away up to five percent of your body fat. Laurel’s experience on the ship is anything but sweet. She is so seasick that she does not get the opportunity to try Solu. Everyone on the ship is loving this new sweetener, but will it be enough to last for everyone? Now things start to get dangerous because everyone in the ship is hooked and wants more. Laurel is now starting to regret going on the ship and has to fight for he life. Both of the characters thought that this was going to be a dream vacation. The vacation turns into a nightmare and has to fight for their lives.
Ending
Reading the book the ending was good and it fit the story. It was not satisfying but I was expecting it to end this way. That's the good thing i'm sure the ending will please most of its audiences. The author’s message to me was very clear people will do whatever they can to be skinny. Not just that but people need to be more comfortable in their own body's .
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
G
Sexual Content
PG
Violence
PG-13
Drug and Alcohol Use
G
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Story held my interest 
 
4.0
Writing style 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0

Sweet

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Setting
This book takes place on an elegant cruise ship over a six day period. It makes a few stops on some islands but the majority of the book takes place on board of the cruise. The setting is kind of unique where the incidents that occur only happen to those that are on board. Where people are not on board seem like they are not a big concern or at least not yet.
Characters
Laurel is one of the main characters. She goes on this trip with her best friend Vivikia whose father is very wealthy and whats nothing but happiness for his daughter so he allows her to bring her friend which is Laurel. Although Laurel starts facing problems from day one where she becomes seasick, later on she overcomes that but still faces many problems. The other main character is Tom. Tom starts to help Laurel with her seasickness but the main reason he is on this cruise is to give a broadcast throughout the whole trip. As you read the book more and more these characters rely on each other more and more.
Good Points
One of the good points I thought the Laybourne had was the way he transitioned from Laurel to Tom. It was very clear who was talking everytime the characters switched off and also when the author would bring it back to a certain character Laybourne would pick up right where the character had left off last time he or she said something. This point helped the story flow and made it easy to pick up especially when Laurel would switch from being shy to a more outgoing celebrity.
Bad Points
If I would have to say there was a bad point I would only say that sometimes throughout the book it seemed to get a little unclear what was going on but other than that Laybourne did a great job with this book.
Plot Summary
The book Sweet by Emmy Laybourne is about a cruise trip based around a sweetener called Solu, which guarantees people that they will lose weight as soon as they start to use it. The first time it is offered Laurel doe not take it since she is recovering from her seasickness so she offers it to her best friend Vivikia without knowing the risk she is putting her friend in. On the six day Laurel is one of the passengers who is lucky to not have turned out like Vivika and the rest of the passengers did. This is definitely a trip none of those passengers will ever forget.
Ending
I did not expect for the book to end the way it did. I was expecting a completely different ending.The last few pages had me upside down with what was going on. The ending kept me intrigued and wanting to read until the very last word. The ending makes the story able to be continued and in someway alive to what could happen next. I really liked how the writer did that because it keeps me wondering on what could happen next.
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG
Sexual Content
PG-13
Violence
PG-13
Drug and Alcohol Use
PG
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Story held my interest 
 
4.0
Writing style 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.5

Sweet

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Setting
Current time period, a luxurious cruise ship. Eat what you want and lost weight!
Characters
Laurel is the main character. Her friend is wealthy enough to invite her along on the vacation of a lifetime.
She meets Tom, the TV child star. An unlikely pair, they fall in love...
Good Points
It was an interesting little story. There was a mix of characters and personalities. Just enough blood and guts to keep it interesting.
Bad Points
In the beginning of the book, Laurel was described as shy. Suddenly, she is bold and brave and is going to save the world.
Plot Summary
Laurel is invited on the cruise of the century. A new drug has been introduced for weight loss. Eat what you want, and still lose weight.
No one was told that the drug is incredibly addicting. People will do ANYTHING to get it. When there is no more, things get ugly.
Ending
The ending seemed a little rushed. Laurel has turn into a super hero, and saved hundreds of lives.
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG
Sexual Content
PG-13
Violence
PG-13
Drug and Alcohol Use
G
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