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Snow Lane by Josie Angelini
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it was amazing

Snow Lane
Josie Angelina

What it's all about...

Antoinette Elizabeth Bianchi is the youngest of 9 children in a very Catholic family. There are 8 girls and 1 boy. Antoinette’s father works three jobs to support his family. Antoinette’s mother just works round the clock but seems to ignore most of her children while nothing ever gets done. She is obsessed with church. Every time a baby is born an older sister is assigned to raise that baby. Sometimes the sister is kind...sometimes that sister is not so kind. Sometimes it seems as though certain children are favored because they are talented. That leaves Antoinette pretty much on her own...alone and uncared for. She wears her brother’s clothes because those are the only ones that will fit her long legs. Her sister uses her babysitting money to buy Antoinette school shoes because her mother doesn’t notice or care that she needs them. No one notices that this is a family of dysfunction until the day that older sister...just can’t take it any more.

Why I wanted to read it...

This book had such a lovely cover but in reality it was sad book. But in a way it was also a beautiful book.

What made me truly enjoy this book...

Antoinette was the narrator of this book. She is incredibly smart but dyslexic. She has friends who love her but no friend comes to the Bianchi house...ever. It holds too many sad secrets.

Why you should read it, too...

This isn’t exactly a Christmas story but in a way it was. This family had days...perhaps weeks even...when the parents never saw their children. Birthdays were forgotten. Some siblings were kind while others were incredibly mean. Antoinette struggled but also protected her family. I loved this book. Readers who can appreciate a happy/sad/hopeful kind of book during these holidays...should love this book. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to hug Antoinette and give her a big cream filled donut!

I received an advance reader’s copy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Reading Progress

December 4, 2017 – Started Reading
December 5, 2017 – Shelved
December 5, 2017 – Finished Reading

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