Monday, March 8, 2010


Snap by Carol Snow (NY: Harper Teen, 2009).

A lot of kids will be able to relate to 15-year-old Madison Sabatini's situation in Snap: dad's business goes down the tubes and suddenly the family is living in a hotel in the middle of nowhere. Family house sold. Most belongings repossessed. Lying to old friends about what's going on yet somehow trying to make sense of what's happened and unsure about the future. Madison's parents do not handle the situation well at all--c'mon people, COMMUNICATE.

That aside, Madison makes some new friends in her new town and has to solve a mystery about odd, spooky images that are appearing in her photographs. Enjoyable story, though Madison is a bit spoiled and whiny. Some language, sexual situations. Grades 6 & up.

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