Monday, November 30, 2009
Snap by Carol Snow
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.
Snap is a fun and light read making it perfect for a snowy, rainy, or even chilly day stuck at home.
While Madison's character is a bit of a spoiled brat in the beginning, she was an easy character to like ( and eventually root for) as she began to show growth in becoming someone who saw that money wasn't everything. Her friends, Delilah, Duncan, and Leo, on the other hand, were more favorable to me most of the time because they each were unique and interesting, making them an absolute blast to read about.
The plot was decent and pretty interesting, but I felt that it could have been a bit better if more depth had been added. Though, I did enjoy the ghost story line along with the little romance that was added in throughout the novel.
In all, Snap is an enjoyable read, that will leave you with a smile on your face by the end. I'm looking forward to reading Carol's previous novel, Switch, as well as her future novels.
Snap is now out! Also, do check out the seven chapter preview Harper Collins' offers on their site here.
Source: Publisher for review. Thanks Melissa! :)