Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Review: Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

The last Anita Shreve book on my shelf, so you won't see any more of her on this blog for a while. I really enjoy her reads although this might have to be the one I least enjoyed. It was written in a tone that sounds like it is directed for younger readers. This is a quick dive into a troy about grief and loss without being overwhelmed with pain. A young twelve year old girl, Nicky, who suffered from the death of her mother and older sister is taking a walk in the woods with her father, Robert Dillon, when they come across an abandoned baby in the snow. Robert takes the baby to the hospital and from then on their lives take a turn from the ordinary. The relationship between the father and daughter gets tested and strengthens throughout the novel. It is written in Nicky's point of view so you really feel compassion for her feelings. Nicky is just a little girl that wants a family, and is put in a hard spot between her father's trust and her intuition to do good. A very easy read, so it isn't a waste of time if you don't enjoy it.

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