Saturday, May 12, 2012

After the Snow by S. D. Crockett

Fifteen-year-old Willo was out hunting when the trucks came and took his family away. Left alone in the snow, Willo becomes determined to find and rescue his family, and he knows just who to talk with to learn where they are. He plans to head across the mountains and make Farmer Geraint tell him where his family has gone.
But on the way across the mountain, he finds Mary, a refugee from the city, whose father is lost and who is starving to death. The smart thing to do would be to leave her alone -- he doesn't have enough supplies for two or the time to take care of a girl -- but Willo just can't do it. However, with the world trapped in an ice age, the odds of them surviving on their own are not good. And even if he does manage to keep Mary safe, what about finding his family?

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Number of Pages: 304 
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Connor, age 16

I thought this book was interesting. It started out a little slow and took me a while to get into it, but once I did I enjoyed it, although that wasn’t until about halfway through or more. This was a good book about survival and perseverance. The one thing I didn’t like was how it was written. I understand that Crockett was trying to make it seem like Willow wrote with the bad grammar and misspelled words, but it really annoyed me through the whole book. I would give this a 2 of 5 stars.

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Happy reading! 
Connor, age 16

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