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Kissing Snowflakes

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  775 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
This fun, sweet, wintertime book is filled with humor and romance. The picturesque mountain ski lodge is the perfect place to spend winter break if you have a boyfriend! Otherwise, that cozy leather couch in front of the crackling fire looks a lot less inviting. Good thing that there are lots of cute, blond, sweater-wearing ski instructors around to choose from.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Point
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Feb 06, 2012 Heather rated it did not like it
i had such high hopes for this book! i was craving a winter read and i was soon disappointed within the first few pages of this book.
this is the kind of book you have to force yourself to finish.i put this book down and then started reading two other books because i just didn't have any desire to finish this thing.
why would you cram divorce into a short winter book? then we have to deal with the stepmom and all that crap.i just don't think you should put that in a short book that's supposed to
Fuzzy Gerdes
Jan 07, 2008 Fuzzy Gerdes rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Fuzzy by: Erica Reid Gerdes
Before I say anything about Kissing Snowflakes you should know that a) I am not in the target demographic for this book, being neither a teenager nor a girl and b) I'm friends with the author, Abby Sher (improvista, essayist, and now novelist). Having gotten those caveats out of the way: it's wonderful. Sam(antha) Levy is headed to a Vermont ski resort with her brother, father, and brand-new step-mom, and without her best friend. Can anything good come out of the trip? Maybe Drew, the handsome, ...more
Jan 18, 2012 Taylor rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It was the first romance book I've ever read.
Sep 03, 2011 Sam rated it it was ok
This book was a very fast read, partly because of the large type in the book, and the fact that I didn't think it was very long!! The story was okay, typical teen drama unfolds all focused on 'will he kiss me??', 'Is he the one??'. The fact that I am no longer 15 (thank god) made this book kind of boring and blood boiling. It wasn't anything more than a 'harlequin' novel for teens, and the fact that the main focus seemed to be about getting kissed made me want to throw the book in the corner. ...more
Sep 30, 2011 Lauren rated it did not like it
I thought this book was quite a typical ‘fantasy’ teenage romance book. I have read many books with the same kind of story line. A girl whos parents are split, the girl is dragged on holiday with dad/mum and new step mum/dad and meets a jok, goes out with the jok and all he is a player, then some other quieter guy comes along and they fall in love. For this reason, this book was not as enjoyable but for someone looking for a book on that story line, this is the perfect book. I did not enjoy this ...more
Feb 02, 2011 Jessica rated it did not like it
I read this looking for a cute teen romance novel that I could read in an hour or so. The story fits a formula that is so predictable that it hurts. (A misfit but lovable teen who hates her parents goes on a vacation and meets an incredibly hot guy. There's a not so hot guy in the background who has the heart of gold and actually turns out to be attractive. Guess who she ends up with.)
There's also talk of sex, which I don't think should be in a book directed at 14 year olds. I was pretty disappo
Apr 05, 2013 Nicole rated it liked it
Overall this book was way too easy. I finished it much quicker than I do most books. It was also a bit too girly girl. I wish there was more action in it. It also would have been better if it was more realistic. I really felt as though there wasn't too much of a plot. For a quick read though it kept me entertained. I do not recommend this book unless you're bored out of your mind.
Feb 19, 2009 Katherine rated it did not like it
Shelves: simply-awful
This book was one big cliche after another. The characters were too immature for the age that they were portrayed as. Certain parts just seemed to go on and on. I ended up skimming through most of it.
I love books like this that make you happy when you read. Always love a fluffy happy read that just happened to be a perfect December read.
Jun 09, 2016 Brittany rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-ya
My review for this book might be as cold as the air in Vermont.

Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher follows Samantha, whose father remarries and asks her and her brother to accompany him and his new wife on their honeymoon in Vermont. Obviously, Samantha is less-than-thrilled to get to know her new stepmom, but sees the trip as an opportunity to get over her ex-boyfriend and meet cute boys. Samantha quickly meets Drew, a hot and almost Olympian ski instructor, and is swept of her feet figuratively an
Oct 15, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
The novel kissing Snowflakes is the best book I've ever read. The books about a girl named Samantha (Sam) who goes with her dad on his honeymoon. He just got married to a young woman that Samantha really doesn't like. What Samantha's going to do the whole time is try to find love. My least favorite part in this book is when Samantha finds someone she likes and they go out for awhile. But later on he wants to do things with Samantha that she doesn't want to do. So later on he moves on to another ...more
Sep 15, 2015 Jenna rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2014
Kissing Snowflakes is more of a winter book than a holiday one. Samantha is Jewish but her family isn’t celebrating Hanukkah, they’re celebrating (or not, in Sam’s case) her father’s remarriage to Kathy with a trip to a Vermont ski lodge. Sam is still upset about her parents’ divorce and she’s determined to be miserable on the trip. What a drag. You know you have a bad attitude when your brother calls you on it. Kathy is, in Sam’s opinion, trying way too hard, but in my opinion she’s just not ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Rachel added it
The novel Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher was a not a very good book, in my opinion. This book falls under the genre of drama. While the book lacked originality, it was a very well written book. Sher used words that drew pictures in your mind and that everyone could understand.
Samantha Levy, the main character and narrator of the novel, is a fairly dynamic character. She is a typical teenage girl fighting the struggles of her family and friends. She goes on a ski trip with her father, stepmothe
Jan 21, 2013 Estelle rated it liked it
Recommended to Estelle by: Ashley Loves Books
Shelves: young-adult, holiday
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

This is the perfect book to curl up with when you have a few hours to spare and some peppermint mocha at your side.

It’s not a holiday book, exactly. Sam’s family is Jewish and they are spending winter break up in the mountains. But there is snow, hot chocolate, karaoke and cute boys.

While Sam is on the prowl for her first real kiss (and maybe a little more than that), she is also coming to terms with her dad being married to someone she hardly kn
Apr 29, 2008 Rachael rated it it was amazing
It’s winter break, and Samantha, Jeremy, her dad, and her new step-mom, Kathy are taking a vacation in Vermont. All Sam wants to do is relax and find a cute guy to kiss. But things are turning out so perfect. The inn they are staying at has no people that are her age with the exception of the owner’s strange son Eric. Her brother is immature, her best friend Phoebe is acting strange and distant, and she and Kathy can’t manage to get along. It seems that Sam will have to spend winter break ...more
Sabrina Giles
Dec 21, 2012 Sabrina Giles rated it really liked it
Samantha (Sam) is just trying to deal with being stuck in Vermont for a week with her brother, her dad, and her brand new step-mom, while simultaneously trying to find the perfect hot guy of her dreams. This is an amusing and light read for me. I've only read this once before, last winter when I bought it, and I decided to reread it because of the weather's recent turn toward frigid temperatures.
Though there wasn't enough description to truly paint a picture for me, I was able to imagine what th
Caro [The Book Rogue]
The story was predictable, totally nothing new, but it was enjoyable to read. It didn't cost you much attention, which can be good or bad, depending on the reader's expectations. It was good regarding teenager's and their problems, although I didn't like that some things were kept left hanging in the end, like "it'll sort itself out in time, lets forget about it for now, it's no longer relevant for the story". Made me frown, but somehow it was okay. Does that make sense? o.O
Moreover, I have to c
May 03, 2012 Mala rated it really liked it
I really like Kissing Snowflakes becuase I feel like I can relate to it. Although it's contemporary fiction, it also has romance in it. Samantha the main girl who thinks that this ski trip is going to be absolutely boring becuase she has to spend her winter break with her brother, dad and step mom. Sam wants to find romance at the ski lodge and what better place then to experience it here with cute, blonde ski boys. I love how this book is just right for me and my age becuase these are the ...more
Jun 01, 2010 Kristin rated it really liked it
Kissing snowflakes felt very predictable. The plot was very original, I felt like I've read so many other books just like this before. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. Samantha is forced to go on a trip to Vermont with her family. Like any other teenager, she would reject. However, she ends up meeting an amazing skier, Drew. They slowly start to like each other, until Samantha realizes what a jerk he is. All this time, Drew was just trying to "get some". Typical for a teenage guy ...more
Feb 18, 2011 Tastetherainbow13 rated it it was amazing
Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher is an amazing teen love story that all girls would love. When Sam is taken on a honeymoon with her father, brother and new stepmom Kathy to Burlington, Vermont. Sam thinks it’s going to be the worst vacation ever because she hates her stepmom, but her dad really wants Sam to get to know her better that’s why they're taking this Ski vacation. Once Sam get to the resort she is introduced to the owner and his son Eric who is around her age. Later that night she has a ...more
Holly (Novel Bliss)
Jan 10, 2013 Holly (Novel Bliss) rated it really liked it
I've been eyeing this book for quite some time now. I really love the cover and the synopsis and I was super excited when it was on the YA for NJ auction!

Kissing Snowflakes was a cute, fast read that is perfect for those winter days. Kissing Snowflakes is about Sam, a girl who doesn't like her new step-mom (Kathy) and is really mad that she and her brother (Jeremy) had to go on the honey-moon. The honey-moon takes place in a ski lodge and Sam has made a packed with her friend Phoebe that she'd t
Oct 06, 2015 Wisty rated it really liked it
What an adorable read! I predicted 100% of what happened, from who Sam would end up with to why her best friend was acting shady, but so what? A book doesn't always need to be full of surprises.
I really got into the Winter spirit with this one. I read it in one sitting, and it was just really cute and funny.
Though there is one thing; at one point, Sam and her brother and a group of friends were getting drunk in a hot tub, and a guy started flirting with Sam, and blah blah normal teena
Jennifer Wardrip
May 06, 2008 Jennifer Wardrip rated it liked it
Reviewed by Steph for

KISSING SNOWFLAKES is a very quick and easy read. It is sure to entertain any reader.

After her father marries a bubbly new wife, Samantha finds herself dragged to Vermont for winter break. As if her father's new marriage weren't enough to deal with, there was also the fact that she couldn't ski at all. So when she decides to take lessons one day, it doesn't hurt that her instructor, Drew, is a major hottie. And not only that, but he seems to have a special
Jun 01, 2010 Kristy rated it liked it
Recommended to Kristy by: kristin liang
Kissing Snowflakes - I didn't like the plot of the story very much. It was very predictable compared to most of the books I've read. Even though I didn't like the overall story that much, I did enjoy the ending. It had an obvious twist towards the end, but it's the way the author has described it that caught my attention. The protagonist Samantha seemed like a pretty insecure girl, who doesn't like the change that has occurred in her family. In this story of shattered pieces of romance comes ...more
Jun 29, 2008 Steph rated it really liked it
KISSING SNOWFLAKES is a very quick and easy read. It is sure to entertain any reader.

After her father marries a bubbly new wife, Samantha finds herself dragged to Vermont for winter break. As if her
father's new marriage weren't enough to deal with, there was also the fact that she couldn't ski at all. So when she
decides to take lessons one day, it doesn't hurt that her instructor, Drew, is a major hottie. And not only that, but he
seems to have a special interest in Sam.

But suddenly Drew does
Mary Alice
Mar 06, 2011 Mary Alice rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would! The main character, Sam Levy, was really relatable. I definitely felt like Sam and myself could be good friends. In the book, she did a lot of things I do, and that made me like the book even more.

On the other hand, I felt like sometimes Sam was too bland. Someone would ask her an important question, and she'd just say "yeah." And they she would complain that people didn't understand her. And it's like, well, duh, you rarely give people an ans
Nov 12, 2015 Macy rated it really liked it
Shelves: gr8-semester-1
Overall, I liked this book. I thought it was quite interesting. But, at first it wasn't what I expected it seemed to be a bit cliched. With the love at first sight. But I thought the plot with her stepmom was great. If you're not into lovey dovey books then I wouldn't recommend this one since it is what the book is all about. Also, if you are expecting a book with lots of skiing I wouldn't recommend it for that either. I love to ski and I thought this book we be all about learning to ski and ...more
Apr 27, 2011 Kellie rated it it was amazing
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Oct 08, 2008 Kenesha rated it it was amazing
Samantha Iris Levy's dad (Judd) just got married to Kathy. He dad takes her and her brother Jeremy Vermont for their honeymoon. Yes, they go to their dad and step mom's honeymoon. There she meets, Eric, Aaron, Liz, Dina, Heidi, Drew,Ashley, Martha, Luis, and Fozzie.
Sam learns things about herself. Makes a bad choice about Drew, and makes a good choice after an incident on the mountain. It's a really good book, and I'd maybe consider reading it again, just not all of it.
Jan 03, 2009 Kristen rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-lit
Could have been a very cute story, but once again something I wish I could have edited. A 15-year-old girl goes on vacation to the mountains and meets a hot guy that only wants one thing.

Story line was good, but lots of immoral things. She wants to wait for the right guy which was good, but... I would have given it one star, but like I said the plot was good, just needed to be edited.

Moral Note: Talk of sex, alcohol, and a few swear words.
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“Before last night, the most action I had gotten was from a down pillow.” 6 likes
“Hey!" (Me:panting, smiling brightly, determined.)
"Hey." (Him:blank face, eyes shifty, but still frustratingly handsome.)
"Are you on your way somewhere? (Me:Still smiling, still determined.)
"Yup." (Him:Uninterested, taking out a chapstick.)
"Well,I'd love to talk, if you want." (Me:trying to remember global warming, nuclear proliferation, everything else more important and sadder than this moment.)
"Sure,yeah. Listen, I'm late." (Him:walking away.)
"Well,do you want my number maybe?" (Me:determined. Not to cry.)”
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