Snow in Love [NOOK Book]

Overview

Welcome to Alaska!

A special welcome to my boyfriend, Jake, the cutest tourist I've ever met!

Explore our natural beauties and untouched wilderness.

Jake and I like to hike our great (romantic!) nature trails. . . .

Enjoy our perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions.

Be ...

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Snow in Love

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Overview

Welcome to Alaska!

A special welcome to my boyfriend, Jake, the cutest tourist I've ever met!

Explore our natural beauties and untouched wilderness.

Jake and I like to hike our great (romantic!) nature trails. . . .

Enjoy our perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions.

Be sure to catch Will Parker doing his snowboarding tricks. He makes all the girls in town melt. (Except for me. Who needs Will when you've got Jake?)

Experience our world-class resorts and spas.

While you're there, find out what's up with that hot girl Jake brought to the lodge this year. She's probably just his cousin or something. Right?!

Get ready for a vacation you'll never forget!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
Long distance relationships are always hard. This is especially true when you are in high school, live in Alaska, and only see your boyfriend when he visits for vacation. Jess Whitman was willing to deal with the struggle—that is, until her boyfriend of three years, Jake Reid, shows up in town with another girl. A girl who thinks that she is his girlfriend. To make matters worse, her arch-enemy, Sabrina Hartley, takes pleasure in Jess's humiliation. What is a girl to do to save face? Why not ask one of your male friends, the cutest one you can find, to be your pretend boyfriend? This book is a classic romance novel. Readers will know what is going to happen by the end of the first chapter, but that will not stop them from reading. The storyline is engaging, and Jess is an interesting character who makes the same mistakes any other teenage girl would make. While the plot is targeted to a high school audience, there is nothing in the book that would drive away middle-schoolers or their parents. This book would make a good entry into the romance genre. Reviewer: Heather Robertson Mason
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061957420
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 332,206
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 514 KB

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Snow in Love

Chapter One

"So, my goal with your dress is total annihilation," my best friend, Abby, said as she pushed a large spiral-bound sketch pad across the table. "In other words, you will look so pretty that Sabrina Hartley cries. Anything less than actual tears and I'll count this as a failure."

I picked up the sketch pad and set my dish full of ice cream on the far corner of our table, where I hoped it would be less of a temptation. Not that I could keep away from it for too long. I mean, my family did own the ice-cream shop in town. There was only so much resisting I could do.

But for the moment my Chocolate Fiesta was forgotten. I was looking at the most exquisite, delicate dress Abby had yet to design.

"Oh! It's so pretty!"

She grinned at me. "Really?"

"Really!" I smiled. "Only . . ."

"What?" she asked nervously.

"Nothing. Nothing. I just don't think my waist is that small." I pointed at the tiny midsection of the dress.

She ignored my comment and leaned over the booth's table, excited by her own vision. "It's going to be so beautiful! Look, I'll put two darts here, for a structured effect, and then the skirt is going to fall in white waves, so that it looks like a snowfall, see? I'm calling it my Princess Snowflake dress." Abby had always been something of a visionary. Where I'd see a routine high school class, she'd see a chance to learn something new. Where I'd see a regular Willow Hill boy, she'd see a handsome prince trapped in the halls of Willow High. Where I saw a pretty sunset, she'd she flames of romance.

Despite her ability to see things where I didn't, I trustedAbby more than anyone, and we were both determined that my dress at the Northern Lights Ball win the Annual Best Costume Contest, or as we called it, the ABC. The winners of the ABC won free ski passes for the Mount Crow Ski Resort. Which would mean that I could actually save the money I earned working at Snow Cones instead of spending it all on skiing. But the real reason that Abby and I were so desperate to win was so the Hated Sabrina Hartley would finally lose at something.

Our list of grievances against Sabrina Hartley was long. Sabrina had moved to our town of Willow Hill, Alaska, in the eighth grade. Right away she was annoying, because she was tall and smart and by far the prettiest girl in school. Her hair was unnaturally shiny-our friend Erin said she probably washed it in Crisco-and she was a great skier, the number one important thing to be in our town. (Her family had moved up here so her older brother could ski year-round at Mount Crow to train for the Olympics.) Sabrina was from California and let anyone within earshot know how much superior life in San Diego was to good ol' Willow Hill. But we hated her for more than just her better-than-us attitude. Her straight A's robbed Erin of her rightful title of eighth-grade valedictorian. And last summer she did something worse: She stole Abby's about-to-be boyfriend, Cam Brock.

Cam and Abby were next-door neighbors, and Abby had loved him from afar for years. (Actually, I guess she had loved him from up close. I mean, they were neighbors!) At the end of the last school year, it had seemed like Cam was finally noticing Abby; he'd asked her to go with him to the Spring Thaw Chili-Cook in Denali, and he'd been spending time at her house "studying." (Read: watching television and holding hands.) Then Sabrina set her sights on him, and bam! No Chili-Cook for Abby. Sabrina and Cam had been an item ever since. An annoying, nausea-inducing item.

Erin and I, to cheer Abby up, declared war on Sabrina, though really, we hadn't done anything except sneer at her. Our mission to rob her of the ABC crown was the first all-out assault we'd planned on her perfect life-what could I say? There wasn't a lot to do in Alaska. Revenge was a time filler. I was nominated for the role of prize-stealer because I was the only one of us with a boyfriend.

My eyes focused on the sketch Abby made of my date, Jake. I could hardly judge men's clothes, but Jake would look so handsome in a tuxedo like she had drawn. Of course, Jake just happened to be the cutest boy I'd ever met, with brown hair that flopped irresistibly over his forehead, deep brown eyes, and one mole on his cheek that was very kissable.

"You're frowning. Why are you frowning?" Abby asked suddenly. Abby was a sensitive girl. I didn't even know I had been frowning and she'd picked up on it. "You're not happy?"

"No! Gosh, they're so beautiful. Totally crown-worthy." I reached for the dish of Chocolate Fiesta ice cream, my favorite. My mother made it by melting chocolate together with crushed hot pepper. Sounded gross, but tasted heavenly. "It's just, are you going to have enough time to make this? The ball is only two weeks away."

Her face pulled itself into a slightly surprised pinch. "Of course! All I need are your measurements. And Jake's so we can get his tux to fit perfectly."

At this I crammed a large, chilly bite into my mouth and peered around the inside of Snow Cones, my family's shop. The bright red booths and vinyl-covered stools were empty, save for two freshman girls poring over fashion magazines at the ice-cream bar. The black-and-white tiled floor gleamed from the hardcore mopping my mother and I had done this morning. Once the sun began to set, there would be so many customers in here I'd barely be able to breathe. But now, it was quiet enough for me to lollygag with Abby and eat a little midafternoon snack. I glanced quickly toward the door, hoping Jake would walk through it. As I turned back around to face Abby, I pulled my cell phone from the pocket of my brown, extra-insulated corduroys. No messages.

Snow in Love. Copyright (c) by Claire Ray . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted December 29, 2008

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    This book was AMAZING! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves romantic teen comedies! Hope you enjoy this book if you decide to read it.<BR/><BR/>P.S if you like any of the books I have recommend then you will love this one as well! Also if you liked this book and haven't read any of the ones I have recommended then you will like them so read them! Have a great day!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Top 5 things on Jessie Whitman's to-do list:

    1. Enjoy the three weeks off from school that living in Alaska offers every year.
    2. Beat the unjustly perfect and obnoxiously rude Sabrina at the Annual Best Costume Contest, while wearing her best friend, Abby's, design.
    3. Get to the bottom of why her boyfriend, Jake, hasn't been in contact with her. She can't let her friends be right in believing that he is too "wishy washy." Also, fill him in on all that's in store for him at the Northern Lights Ball.
    4. Figure out this new girl, Evie, that Jake has brought along with him. It just can't be his new girlfriend... right?
    5. Keep her dignity and composure while trying to accomplish all of this, trying not to resort in eating ice cream all the time when times get tough, just because there's such easy access. Well, maybe a little ice cream everyday won't hurt, just as long as she can fit into the dress for the Ball.

    And oh yeah... try not to be one of those girls who fall madly in love with Will Parker - it's not like charm and hotness are everything!

    This will be one winter break Jess will never forget. Just as long as she has her friends by her side and stays true to herself, everything will come out as she wants it to. Of course, this is easier said then done.

    As her first debut for young adults, Claire Ray shows us that there is more to Alaska then just Sarah Palin. With friends who love her and guys who adore her, readers will want what's best for Jess. Cute, hilarious, and heartwarming, SNOW IN LOVE is the next ski read!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

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    cozy treat

    Skiing is HUGE in Alaska, because there's not much else to do. Jess is looking forward to skiing with her boyfriend over the holidays, when his family comes back to town. She's a little worried because she hasn't heard from him in a few days. When she finally sees him, he's with another girl. Neither of them know what to say, but Jess is heartbroken. She has no idea what happened. All she knows is that she wants him back. And she just might have the boy to help her win back Jake's heart. All the girls fawn over Will and he's willing to be her pretend boyfriend. Once things are in motion, Jess isn't too sure that she can keep herself from falling under his spell. She just has to keep reminding herself that their dates are just pretend. Aren't they?<BR/><BR/>Snow in Love is the perfect romantic treat.<BR/>~ yabooknerd @ http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    AustenGirl18

    In my opinion this was a waste o money but if you dont care much about plot or character development and you're looking for a book that will make you smile and are looking for a breezy read then this is probably a good book for you. The book takes a while to get started and the plot is thin until about the middle of the book. The book centers on Jess who is surprised when her supposed to be boyfriend, Jake, arrives to town with another girlfriend. She gets Will, the town heartthrob, to help her make Jake jealous and Will quickly accepts. Unfirtunately this book left a lot to be desired and the main character was shallow and at times unlikeable. There isnt almost any romance and ends in an breif unsatisfying end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2009

    Snow Interesting to Read

    A girl is excited to get to go skiing with her boyfriend. Then when his family comes into town he is with another girl. So her and her friends find a boy named Will who is willing to help her out. She is wanting to get her boyfriend back. But her and Will are having a good time hanging out and she is worried that she might not want to keep pretening. But how does Will feel about this?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2009

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    AM-MA-ZING!!

    This was a awesome book... and somethings you could relate too. I could dfinatly re-read this book!<BR/><BR/>If you like this book... You will LOVE Rachel Hawthorne. She's my FAVORITE author =]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Ashley dyer 11 years old

    I am reading this book an i think it is a mazing. Jessie in in love with jake her boyfriend but it turns out that jake has another girlfriend , evie and abbie jessies beastfriend is there when he cheats. Will the boy that makes every girl melt it going to the dance with jessie and jake gets jelous and hurts jessie alnog the way .so if you like a teenage romance then Snow in love is the book for you and i own the paper back book but i just love the book so i hope every one between 10 and 17 love this book as much as me an i love it so you should cheach it out

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Snow In Love with this book!

    This was a great book for any teenagers who enjoy a good romance book. Claire Ray delivers a fast paced page turner about the ups and downs of teenage relationships. I highly reccommend this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

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    I found out about the book through one of Rachel Hawthorne's books. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was extremely interesting and fun to read. It's kinda sad that she didn't write any other books or none that I'm aware of.

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  • Posted March 14, 2009

    amazing!

    if you're into romance novels this is a good 1!!! i recommend this 2 every1!

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