Thursday, September 3

Snap by Carol Snow

Summary: Madison Sabatini thought she knew who she was: an almost-sophomore with a bright future. The newest photographer on her school paper. A shopaholic with great hair and a fabulous wardrobe. Then, in a flash, everything changed.

Now she's stuck in Sandyland, a gloomy beach town in the middle of nowhere, living with her parents in a crappy hotel "suite." Instead of spending the summer with her friends at home, she's hanging out with pink-haired Delilah, an artist who works in a shop called Psychic Photo, and a skater boy named Duncan who's totally not her type. Except, maybe he is . . .

Determined to make the best of things, Madison throws herself into her one passion: photography. But when strange figures start appearing in her pictures—people who weren't there when she snapped the shots, people who are later reported dead—she begins to question everything about who she is . . . and who she wishes she could be.

My Thoughts: Snap was a fun novel. There was no major depth involved but was still a fun light read. I actually liked Madison even though she seemed a bit spoiled. She reminds us all of our teenage self, you know when nothing matters but clothes, boys, and accessories. She didn't have to worry about the huge things like our parents did. I liked the premise of this story because like her, I love to take pictures. I constantly carry my camera around with me, just waiting on the perfect shot! I also liked Duncan. He is the skater-boy type of guy. He reminded me a lot of my high school boyfriend. Even the way he acted!! Madison starts seeing ghosts in her pictures, but she sums it up to the camera's fault. She can't actually see them without the camera, and its just a few "ghosts." There wasn't a whole lot of romance in this book, just a little ( I am a romance junkie) but I never expect "too" much romance from young adult books, haha! Overall, I did enjoy this book, it would be a good book to take with you on vacation or a long weekend because its a fast read but interesting at the same time!

Overall: Fun cute story. Now I need to read Switch next. I enjoy Carol Snow's work. Its very light and easy to read.

Cover: The cover is very cute! I like how it does not show her whole face, and she has really pretty brown eyes. I think this cover definitely fits the book and I can see Madison really looking like that!!!


Tales of Whimsy said...

I'm hearing great things about this one. Gotta check it out.

Sarbear said...

I soooo gotta read this! Keep seeing it all over! said...

This book sounds like a great read! I'm so going to have to check it out!

Yan said...

Glad that you liked it! :D

P.S. I've bitten you and ate your brain (yum!). go here for the cure :3

Anonymous said...

Great review. I am almost done with this book and I have to say that I am slightly disappointed. I was hoping for a YA mystery. I thought that it would be more about the ghosts she sees in the camera but it's basically all about her and her new friends, moving away from her old town, her parents losing their jobs, and on and on. I was really disappointed. The back of the book makes it seems spooky. But I did enjoy it though.


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