Jennifer's Reviews > The Snow Child

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 16, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read in March, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I loved the first half of this book. A middle aged childless couple in 1920's Alaska build a snow girl one stormy night and soon after, Faina comes into their lives wearing the snow girl's mittens and hat. The scenes of the snowball fight, the chicken plucking, the evolving friendship with the Benson's and the setting of building a life in the harsh wilderness were all wonderful. The is-she-or-isn't-she-real-ness of Faina was intriguing and I found myself as happy as Mabel with the little life they built.

(view spoiler)
13 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Snow Child.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

10/14/2016 marked as: read

Comments (showing 1-5 of 5) (5 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy Thank god somebody felt the same way! I loved the book...but what an anti-climax at the end! I couldn't believe that was it over, just like that!

Laurie Notaro I felt the same way.

Laurie Notaro I felt the same way.

Elizabeth A I agree.

Jamie Yes! You hit the nail on the rusty head, Jennifer.

back to top