Author: Marty Martins
Published: September 16, 2010
Rating: 3/5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In Marty Martins's novel, The Blizzard, readers are taken on a journey that touches on questions of morals and ethics, and the need for parents to learn to communicate with their children...
What ensues is an emotional and very important story about parental expectations, the decisions teenagers and young adults must make that impact their self-respect, their confidence, and their relationships with parents and community. This is a novel about coming of age, romantic love, and the importance of trust.
Chet Bucek is the new guy in school and Melanie Hondel soon catches his eye. Chet is self assured and reliable, things that are not often seen as ideal qualities to young girls. But when Melanie meets with violence at the hands of another classmate, she becomes lost in a blizzard and in danger of losing her life. Chet is able to rescue her and in doing so finds he is accused of assault and kidnapping.
This book deals with the timely topic of dating violence. Sure we warn our kids of stranger danger but how many girls are warned about violence at the hands of her high school sweetheart? In addition the way to handle problems that arise as the result of misunderstandings is also addressed. The characters were believable and the story was well told. I found the book to have a fast pace and important message that will appeal to an audience of young adults and beyond.
An good read with several important messages
note: I received this book from the author for review, but did not get any compensation for my review