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Frozen by Mary Casanova

Sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose hasn’t said a word in eleven years—ever since the day she was found lying in a snowbank during a howling storm. Like her voice, her memories of her mother and what happened that night were frozen.

Set during the roaring 1920s in the beautiful, wild area on Rainy Lake where Minnesota meets Canada, Frozen tells the remarkable story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died under strange circumstances the same night that Sadie Rose was found, unable to speak, in a snowbank. Sadie Rose doesn’t know her last name and has only fleeting memories of her mother—and the conflicting knowledge that her mother had worked in a brothel. Taken in as a foster child by a corrupt senator, Sadie Rose spends every summer along the shores of Rainy Lake, where her silence is both a prison and a sanctuary.

One day, Sadie Rose stumbles on a half dozen faded, scandalous photographs—pictures, she realizes, of her mother. They release a flood of puzzling memories, and these wisps of the past send her at last into the heart of her own life’s great mystery: who was her mother, and how did she die? Why did her mother work in a brothel—did she have a choice? What really happened that night when a five-year-old girl was found shivering in a snowbank, her voice and identity abruptly shattered?

Sadie Rose’s search for her personal truth is laid against a swirling historical drama—a time of prohibition and women winning the right to vote, political corruption, and a fevered fight over the area’s wilderness between a charismatic, unyielding, powerful industrialist and a quiet man battling to save the wide, wild forests and waters of northernmost Minnesota. Frozen is a suspenseful, moving testimonial to the haves and the have-nots, to the power of family and memory, and to the extraordinary strength of a young woman who has lost her voice in nearly every way—but is utterly determined to find it again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452933436
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 08/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 455,566
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mary Casanova is the author of thirty books, ranging from the picture book One-Dog Canoe to the historical fiction novel The Klipfish Code. Her awards include an American Library Association “Notable,” Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, and two Minnesota Book Awards. Much of her inspiration comes from where she lives on the Minnesota–Canadian border, and she loves to explore the northwoods with her husband, Charlie, and their two horses and three dogs.

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Frozen 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Whos this? I had just want peole to chat or tell me anything. Geesz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im the candy from dork diaries. Amy is the girl that got butthurt because i simply put my opinion in and said " why are people chatting on reviews" and she had to blow everyting out of proportion and now its been going on for about two weeks now... so they mustve got us two mixed up i guess. :/ sorry for the confussion
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So uuuum, i was thinking of buying this book but i deciced to check reviews first and see how people like it, and all these stupid comments had nothing to do with the book. You are not funny when you think you are, but you can be helpful. Just a little tip for you past commenters. Oh and this book has nothing to do with the movie frozen (thank goodness). Great book by a great author!
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Mary Casanova Published by: Univ. of Minnesota Press Age Recommended: YA Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 4 Review: "Frozen" by Marry Casanova was a very good historical fiction novel. I found in this read the heroine Sadie Rose was a protagonist...who was finding her voice and on to who she really is. "The story begins with Sadie Rose, a 15 year old girl, who does not speak and only has slight memories of her past before she was found in a snow storm. Everything changes for Sadie Rose when she discovers hidden photos of her Mother. Soon enough, the "thaw," on Sadie Rose begins." We will see Sadie Rose growing into her own discovering how to be independent at this time in the 1920's. In the read we are able to see the have and the have knot's of the people...even the political issues of the day. This story "isn't just a story about a girl finding herself, it's also an opportunity to see the beginning of a great era." Now, this will be the time that I say you must pick up "Frozen" to see what all this author has instore for the readers in the 'underlying mystery.' I thought "Frozen" was a quick read for any YA wanting to expore a historical fiction read. Would I recommend this novel? YES!
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