Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Review: Snowed In Together by Ann Herrick

Snowed In Together by Ann Herrick
Publisher:  Books We Love Publishing
Publication Date:  September 9th 2011
Genre:  YA Contemporary
ISBN:  0013000624
Author Links:  Website         Goodreads               

Blurb:  What secrets are revealed when six teens get trapped at school on a Saturday?

Wes and his best buds, Tony and Jeff, have enough brain power to fuel the entire sophomore class, but when it comes to their social lives, they are totally inept. So they volunteer to organize the art room on Saturday knowing three certain cheerleaders will be there for practice. Trouble is, none of the guys can come up with a plan to take advantage of the opportunity to be the only six students in the building.

Then, thanks to a freak snowstorm, they're snowed in, which isn't so bad when the girls of their horniest dreams are there, too. Maybe it could give Wes the chance to make his fantasies about Ellyce come true! However, the last thing Wes expects is to be caught in a game that forces everyone to share his deepest secret. He fears if Ellyce discovers the story of his alcoholic father and abandonment by his mother, she'll never want anything to do with him.
My thoughts:  This book was such a fun, quick read.  The PDF was only 65 pages!  The whole story was about 3 boys who had crushes on 3 cheerleaders.  The boys go to school on a Saturday in hopes to see  the cheerleaders who are practicing, and end up getting snowed in by a freak snow storm.  Their dreams had come true.  

I really enjoyed the fact that the story was told from a boy's point of view.  So many young adult contemporary novels are told from a female's perspective.  I liked the change up!  The boys were the typical teenagers - having dream fantasies about going all the way with the unattainable girls. When they are put in situation of being snowed it with them, they are forced to forego their insecurities and interact with the girls as if they do it on a regular basis.  The six students come together and deal with the ordeal as a team.  

While being snowed in, the students share deep secrets.  Some struggle more than others to share those secrets.  In the end, their relationships grow, but not necessarily in the way that is expected!  I appreciated the unpredictability of the story.  

If you enjoy young adult contemporary books, this one is worth your while.  

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