A Perfect Snow

A Perfect Snow

by Nora Martin

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"See how the wind has smoothed everything over, covering all the tracks and scars like a protective blanket. It's a perfect snow... I just love the way snow hides the messes people make. It's like getting a second chance."
Seventeen-year-old Ben has just moved from a ranch where his dad was the foreman, to a trailer park in a medium-sized town where his dad doesn't have a job. His dad has become friends with a local mechanic who runs what initially seems to be a men's support group but is in fact a white supremacist organization. Ben's dad finds it easy to believe the rhetoric and is soon blaming gays, Jews and other groups for all his problems.

At first, Ben is drawn in and participates in the group's horrible activities, but with the help of new friends who challenge his thinking, he realizes the danger in propagating hatred. Ben may be able to save himself, but have his Dad and younger brother already gone too far?
A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Vividly realized and the timely premise will provoke thought as well as discussion in and out of the classroom."-Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619630772
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nora Martin is the author of two previous books for children: The Eagles Shadow, which was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and The Stone Dancers. Nora spent several years teaching a weekly poetry class for teenage boys living in a shelter home and now is a school librarian in rural Montana.
Nora Martin is the author of the very well-received A PERFECT SNOW. She is a school librarian and lives in Montana, America.

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Perfect Snow 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SmithSJ01 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A simple story that can be read in one sitting. When Ben Campbell meets the spirited Eden Taylor, whose car is stuck in a snowdrift, he has no idea of the foreboding in her words. Since his family's move, Ben and his brother have taken part in secretive and dangerours activities of the local hate group. He begins to realise how dangerours his actions are and the novella centres around him finding out if it is too late to save himself and his younger brother David.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was exciting. It also told how someone with so much hate can change.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title to Nora Martin's third novel works deftly to provide a pivot point for this quietly powerful story of hate and redemption. Is "a perfect snow" symbolic of the goal of hate groups for a "pure" all-white nation? Or is it a clean slate, providing a chance to start over again? Sensitive teenager David Campbell must decide for himself when he and his brother find themselves drawn into an Aryan Nation hate group that grows increasingly violent and reckless. Told deftly from David's perspective, "A Perfect Snow" gives a remarkably revealing and disturbing view of just how easily vulnerable kids are lured and indoctrinated into insidious cults of hate.