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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Snow Child


Book #69 Read in 2014
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Jack and Mabel move to the Alaskan frontier after the loss of their baby.  One winter, on the first snow, they build a snow child.  Shortly after that, they see a blonde girl who seemingly lives in the woods by their house.  Eventually they meet the child, Faina, but she will not allow them to let her stay with them.  Faina is a wild spirit who eventually falls in love with their neighbor's son, Garrett.  But marriage and a family cannot contain her. 

This book was an interesting mix of fantasy and reality.  The trials that Jack and Mabel faced to survive were very real but Faina had a mix of not really existing throughout most of the book.  Therefore, this book is hard to define.  That being said, I enjoyed the characters in it and liked the writing style.

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