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As Simple as Snow

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  • Posted January 8, 2009

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    This is one of the greatest books I have read; one of my top 10. I loved it all but the ending because I am the kind of girl who, when I¿m done reading and I close the book, I¿d like to feel complete; final. I don¿t like to end up asking questions after questions after I¿m done reading, which is what happened when I had finished reading As Simple as Snow. However, I still recommend this book to anyone in high school, anyone who likes the unexpected, or anyone who just loves to read.<BR/> This book is full of mystery, romance, and magic. This story is told through the words of a sophomore boy in high school. What¿s unique about this book is that the name of the narrator is NEVER mentioned, although the narrator¿s girlfriend gives us hints of what his name could be. Even his parents¿ names aren¿t mentioned.<BR/> This book is about the boy who falls in love with the new girl in town, but this new girl is no other typical teenage girl. I find her as unique as the book itself, and the narrator is drawn to her as well. She is into ¿riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories¿. And one day, just a week before Valentine¿s Day, she does a Houdini and disappears. All that is left is her dress neatly placed next to a hole in the frozen river. A string of unanswered questions follows, and the narrator is desperate to find her, or at least understand what had happened and why.<BR/> Gregory Galloway, the author of As Simple as Snow, immediately draws you in and captures you in just the first sentence of the book. And by the end of the book, you would feel lost, uncertain, and have the attempt to answer those unanswered questions. It¿s not truly as big of a page-turner as the Twilight series, but it is a page-turner all the same.<BR/> It¿s an unforgettable book and will make you think of it for a long while.

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

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    Lost in the Snow

    Anna Cayne disappears randomly, her boyfriend, who is never named, tried desperately to find her. He fell in love with her. He keeps receiving clues to her whereabouts from an unknown source. The weird thing is that no one in the town seems affected except him. Will he ever find her? READ THIS BOOK!!<BR/><BR/> This book really kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed the odd quirks of Anna. She was very curious and got excited about learning new things. It also impressed me that Mr. Galloway paired the narrator and Anna together when they are both polar opposites. Anna is a Goth and he is an ex-jock. Anna reminds me a lot of myself. She¿s intrigued by the unexplainable, typical of me. I also like how this is a love story. It¿s a twisted love story though. The main character and Anna don¿t have a mushy relationship though, I like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    A mystery unsolved

    i read this book and through its pages i was captured and compelled by mystery and romance. I loved learning about Anna but my sights were cut short with the ending. As exciting as it was to read the story, almost every question was left unanswered. I great story wasn't finished and I was very sorry to be left with such a mess. I think this book would have been alot better had some questions had been answered, or seemed more related to each other. Although some could argue that, that was the beauty of the book, the open-ended ending giving you something to think about, people like me would feel cheated, with no enough clues to even ponder a realistic ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    Good STORY, but haunting and leaves too many questions

    The story was really good, very well written, but it leaves you wondering so much, and feeling so empty at the non-conclusion that I can't give it a full 5 stars. However, it's often that a person goes missing, never to be found again, leaving the same questions that the reader is faced with, and perhaps that was the author's aim.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A good story

    Brooding Goth Anna ¿Anastasia¿ Cayne recently moved to the small town where she attends Hamilton High School as a sophomore. She dresses in black joining up with six other Manson clones as a clique. Anastasia loves to read, loving those who craft wild ghost stories and enjoys tossing riddles at people. Her hobby is writing obits for the living with her current goal to complete one for all fifteen hundred plus residents in less than a year.................... At the library, she accosts a student over his reading material; they begin dating. However, upon completing the town obits, Anastasia vanishes. Her stunned boyfriend, encouraged by odd anonymous notes with enigmatic puzzles and codes, begins looking back over the five months she was in town and realizes weird things besides his own darkened transformation had occurred. While the obituaries were being written no one died and the author though new in town knew more about the souls than those who lived here their entire life. He wonders if his family or friends caused Anastasia¿s disappearing act or did she pull a Houdini and vanish................... AS SIMPLE AS SNOW grips the readers once Anastasia challenges the narrator over his choice of Kerouac instead of Burroughs and never lets up until the final metamorphosis, but fails to bring together the enigma that makes up the fascinating anti-heroine. The story line grips the audience on two levels; the need to know what really happened to the gloomy Anastasia and as an insightful look at alienated youth. Gregory Galloway provides a deep look at disenchanted teens, but in the end leaves too much unanswered especially the spooky elements that haunt the left behind boyfriend...................... Harriet Klausner

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