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Children's LiteratureKate's Aunt Sue invites Kate and her two friends, Leah and Allie, to spend winter break in her rental condo in Snow Angel Valley during their three-week winter school break. Meanwhile, Aunt Sue invites Kate's brother, Sam, and his two friends, Joe and Brad, to come for break and stay in the same condo. Aunt Sue is an adult that Kate respects and looks to for answers in this coming-of-age story. Aunt Sue has never married, but she always has a new, young boyfriend. In Snow Angel Valley, Aunt Sue rents condos and operates a bookstore/hot-chocolate cafT. Several of the book's chapters take place in this bookstore/cafT setting. Kate has a huge crush on Brad, who ignores her. Meanwhile, Joe becomes interested in Kate. Kate's friend, Allie, pairs up with Kate's brother, Sam. Brad moves out to another girl's condo, while Leah pairs up with one of the ski instructors. So, what will Kate do and what choices will she make? This teen romance, written in first person, is a sweet book, which will prove a quick read even for the most reluctant teenage girl. 2006, Avon/HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 12 up.