What The Snow Child is about:
Watch the trailer...it's short, only 1:31......
Why I wanted to read it:
I kept seeing this book everywhere and thought okay what's up with this one?? I spotted it while browsing the shelves at my library and had to bring it home.
Source: Public Library
- This book was completely and utterly magical and lovely. At times it was so sad that I could feel my heart break along with Mabel and Jack, but at other times I rejoiced in the resiliency of the human spirit!
- I don't often read books based on fairy-tales but obviously I have been missing out on some wonderful stories. I enjoyed reading about the Russian folk tale that this story is based upon.
- All of the characters have something to give in this book and the author has deftly woven their stories tightly together to make this one of the most compelling novels I've read this year.
I can't believe that this is a debut novel! I am blown away by Eowyn Ivey's creative writing and how she drew me into the story with just the opening paragraph. I found it hard to put this book down and was ever anxious to get back to it. I have to admit that I delayed reading the final chapter by a whole day...I wouldn't allow myself to read it! I just couldn't bear to have the story end. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Jack, Mabel, Fiana, Garrett and Alaska!