Snow Bound

Snow Bound

by Harry Mazer

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At fifteen, Tony Laporte is what many people would call a throughly spoiled kid. He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had. But when they surprise him by refusing to let him keep a stray dog he has found, Tony decides to teach them a lesson by running off in his mother's old Plymouth. Driving without a license in the middle of a severe snowstorm, he picks up a hitchhiker named Cindy Reichert, an aloof girl who has always had difficulty forming friendships. To impress Cindy, Tony tries to show off his driving skills and ends up wrecking the car in a very desolated area far from the main highway. After spending precious days bickering with each other and waiting for rescue that never comes, they finally realize that their lives are at stake and they must cooperate to survive. The question is--can they survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440961345
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/28/1974
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 535,124
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Harry Mazer's The Last Mission is drawn closely from his experiences as a seventeen-year-old in the Army Air Corps. Like Jack, he was a Jewish boy from the Bronx full of fantasies about heroism, and like Jack, he became a waist gunner and never fired his guns. He remembers, "I was scared every time we flew....On our 26th mission we flew over Pilzen, Czechoslovakia, to bomb the Skoda Munitions Works. We missed our target, turned over the target again, and were hit. I saw Mike, who was our radio operator, frozen in the door of the radio room. He never made it out of the plane. Only three of us parachuted....No one in the plane lived." ( ALAN Review, Fall 1980)
Harry Mazer is the editor of Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns, where twelve authors explore the extreme emotions that guns provoke in all of us. Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Richard Peck and other well-known authors create a riveting collection of short fiction that explores the emotion-driven world of guns.

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Snow Bound 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Snow Bound was a pretty disapointing book. It was a book about a kid who couldn't keep his dog, which he named KING ARTHUR! So then because he was mad, he skipped school and stole his parents car. As if that wasn't enough, he picked up a hitch hiker named Cindy. After that he crashed his car in a field and got lost and had to fight his way out. Pretty believable huh! Oh and by the way, he is FIFTEEN and has a fort where he played with King Arthur and his imaginary friends. So the reasons I didn't like it was because I thought it was unrealistic and it didn't grab my attention. I also didn't like it because I thought it didn't have a very good plot, since it was so dramatic. It also sounded like some ideas were just thrown down, such as a kid stealing a car etc... But this was just my opinion, if you think it sounded good go ahead and read it. I can't stop you. But I can warn you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was purchased as a required reading for school. It turned out to be a good read, anyway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is phenomenal! I had to read it in my Literature class. At first I looked at the cover and thought it be a horible book, but once I read the intorduction my whole perspective changed on it! This book is about a 15 year old boy named Tony and a girl named Cindy. Tony goes off and steals his mothers car and picks Cindy. Suddenly, a enormous snow storm hits and Tony and Cindy are stranded in the car 50 miles away AWAY from their home. Tony and Cindy struggle to survive by burning the papers out of school refrence books for a fire. You will notice this book is full on suprises and unexpected survival uses! I definatley reccomend this book to kids 10-13 that like survival books!!
andyray on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You can almost hear the writer correcting himself throughout the writing: this is for dumb teenagers who watch television; make the feelings intense and the language monosyallabic. at least that's what it seemed to me becaquse as i read it, i thoiught: geez. this is simple and silly and kiddish. Nuff said.
kbright1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that it was a very rocky start, but turned out to a be a great book!
jeffj3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
snow bound is a good book, about a boy who runs away taking his family car with him, to find a dog he loves. on his jurney he finds a hitch hiker and picks her up, to save her from the wipping winds of the snow storm. on there they ride the get
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the worst I have ever read. There really wasnt any excitment and i hate this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book way back in the mid-70s, in 7th grade. Never forgot it. The characters are relatable, courageous, funny, and intriguing. The story is mesmerizing, superbly written, suspenseful and satisfying.'s a Harry Mazer book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good book. It didn't have a lot of action, but it was ok. 'Snowbound' is about two teenagers stuck in the wilderness after their car crashes off the road. I recommend it for readers that can go through some slow parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
very good book with a lot of adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Snow Bound was an okay book. Yeah, it did have a lot of stupid things in there, like the 15 year old running away with the car. It was an exciting story at times though. Wondering if Cindy and him will survive gave me the chills. It was an interesting book and yes, I would recommend it to others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that the book snow bound was very good b-cuz the author kept u waiting 2 see whut would happen next ib really liked the book i really didnt read it in school witch brout down my grade alot but after we had 2 read it in school i thought i should read it b-cuz i had a test on it coming up and i read it and really liked it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Snow Bound is the best book ever written!! i just couldn't put it down i would Recommend this book to everyone who likes books you have to read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked the book it was breath taking and i was on the edge of my seat every time i started to read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best book is snow bound.Snow bound is a grate book to read. A little about the book is that a boy steals a car and some how he gets a gril in his car and ends up in the middle of field and in a snow storm. that is just a little about the book snow bound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My english teacher made us read this book and i left the last 2 days before the assignment was due and it took me 3 times longer to read this 117 page book than read the 2 harry potter book. If your looking for a good survival read try harry potter not this junky book.