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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This modern retelling of Snow White was a great mix of old and

This modern retelling of Snow White was a great mix of old and new. We start out with the girl, Snow-in-Summer Morton (yes, that's her real name). She is at her mother's and baby brother's funeral. Cousin Nancy is acting like her real parent, because her Papa is too ab...
This modern retelling of Snow White was a great mix of old and new. We start out with the girl, Snow-in-Summer Morton (yes, that's her real name). She is at her mother's and baby brother's funeral. Cousin Nancy is acting like her real parent, because her Papa is too absorbed in his grief to pay any attention to his only daughter. Throughout the book we watch her grow, from her being seven years old to her being thirteen (until the last chapter in which she's nineteen). She learns that things aren't what they seem, especially her Stepmama.
Cousin Nancy is basically her mother throughout this whole book. While her Papa is so focused on his grief, Cousin Nancy helps Summer grow and takes care of her and her Papa. I think Cousin Nancy is my favorite character in this whole book because she has suffered through a lot (including her own husband dying) but she still carries on and is brave for those around her.
I honestly really didn't like Lemuel Morton (Summer's Papa). Yes, a person should feel grief that their love has died, but not to the extent of practically forgetting that your daughter exists! It was as if he was a ghost throughout the whole book, and it took Summer almost dying for him to come to his senses.
The stepmother/witch was a nice change. Though yes, she was the evil witch, we got to see inside her head for a few chapters and got to see what motivated her, though we didn't understand it.
What through me off for a bit was when the point of view switched. The chapter was titled "[Name of character] remembers" when it was in their point of view, but during the first few times it happened I was confused as to why the voice sounded different. Once I got it, it made perfect sense, but it took a while.
Though we, as readers, know what happens (haven't we all read/watched Snow White?), the book was different enough that it had a fresh twist to it. It wasn't boring or redundant—it was new and sometimes I wasn't sure what was going to happen next.
The book is directed towards a much younger audience, which might be why I didn't get immediately sucked in, but I really did enjoy the book and recommend it to anyone who loves fairy tales, danger, adventure, and love of many kinds.

posted by BookFanatic132 on December 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

?????????????

Is summer snow a good book????

posted by 11075567 on February 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    sample is awful

    Sample consists of all the copyright and dedicatory papges and one partial paragraph!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    kinda cool

    i think there was way too much about her becoming a woman and way too little about her courtship with Willy. i like a good romance.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    ???

    I got this book at the library yesterday and im really not far but it is very different i would have thought it was going to be set in a different village and time but it wasnt we will see how it turns out

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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