Teen Review Week: SNOW QUEEN by Emma Harrison

Posted 22 March, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 84/C+
YA Contemporary
336 pages
Available now
Personal copy

Chamberlain Ski Resort and Spa
Welcome to the 10th Annual Snow Queen competition!
I can’t believe I got roped into this.
Snow Princesses must attend all pageant rehearsals, with appropriate outfits.
Well, no matter what it takes, I’m going to wipe that smirk off Layla Chamberlain’s face.
Our rehearsal space can be booked to practice your talent.
Um, does “looking dumb in a dress” count as a talent?
See Grayson Chamberlain, the assistant director, with any questions.
If you insist! First question: How can someone so sweet (and hot!) be a Chamberlain?
Good luck! One of you will soon be our new Snow Queen!
Oh joy.
Unless Grayson comes with the tiara . . .

JANE’S THOUGHTS: SNOW QUEEN is a very cutesy book to read. It’s not a kind of book that makes you think a lot and, obviously, not a book that you’re going to find life’s answers in. However, it is a sweet and quick read. It’s a typical chick flick-like book: girl meets boy, girl misunderstands something about boy, boy is oblivious, they work it out and have a happy ending (HEA, for you romance fans).

The story was very easy to follow, storyline-wise. The plot is predictable and it’s not too hard to guess what’s going to happen next. There are some twists, with misunderstandings and arguments here and there between the boy and girl but they do get their HEA. There’s not too much substance but it’s not a book that needs too much.

It is a really sweet book to read and when you’re done, you get a nice, warm feeling like when you remember your first crush and how hard you worked trying to get him to notice you and how good it felt when he finally did. It’s one of those books you read on a boring Friday night to get you in a calm and happy mood. It fits perfectly when you want to read cuddled up in a warm blanket on a winter night or as a fun beach read.

Overall, I thought the story was pretty simple – a cute, quick book to read. It doesn’t take forever and it doesn’t have a super-complex plot line to follow. It shows a typical teenage girl’s life: the back-stabbing girls, oblivious (yet complicated) boys, and fights with a best friend. Definitely a book to read when you’re looking for a happy book.

TEEN READER JANELoves golf, Swedish Fish, dance, violin, and naps. Wants to be happy when she grows up and being a cardiologist or lawyer would be pretty rad, too.

Other reviews by Jane: THE FROG PRINCESS by E.D. Baker 

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2 Responses to “Teen Review Week: SNOW QUEEN by Emma Harrison”

  1. Anonymous

    it was a really good book.i’m doing it as a report and i hope i get a good grade on this!