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“Willo tells this dark story in a heavy, coarse, broken, but often beautiful dialect: “People always looking to find the runt in you and needle it out if they can.” It’s hard not to wonder at first whether Willo is perhaps a little slow or unbalanced. If so, he’s also gifted ― not only in snaring wild game (“Gonna want to show him something clever you done, like catching a big hare”), but also in his keen observation ― and he is a deeply lovable character. Crockett has created a voice that gets inside you, a voice that, though limited in vocabulary and perspective, achieves remarkable emotional range. And Willo proves the perfect narrator for this harrowing tale about the dangerous new world of Crockett’s invention…. After the Snow is a coming-of-age novel, first and foremost ― a brutal, tough and sometimes truly transcendent one.” ―New York Times Book Review
“…suspenseful and powerful…” ―VOYA
“In this powerful first novel, global warming has killed the North Atlantic Current, sending the U.K. and much of the U.S. into a new ice age.” ―Publishers Weekly, Starred
“A sentimental tale of hardships, resilience and first-time experiences that illustrates a universal truism: Hope springs eternal in the young.” ―Kirkus, Starred
“...marks Crockett as a writer to watch.” ―Booklist
“What elevates Snow is the voice Crockett uses to tell the tale.” ―School Library Journal, Starred
After the extremely hard winter of 2009, S. D. Crockett asked herself, "What if winter never ended?" and from that thought, her debut novel, After the Snow, was born. Crockett lives in the United Kingdom.
As a fan of dystopian/post-apocalyptic YA fiction, I really wanted to like this book. The use of dialect was difficult to slog through. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms. Albatross
Dystopia themes in literary fiction seem to be a very popular topic, both for the Adult and Young Adult fiction. Read more
I was sure that this was going to be a winner for me…but the combination of the continued use of slang which made Willo seem much younger than he really was and the sheer brutality... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
A dystopian world of the future that should appeal to young adults who are not be into the most challenging titles, or just want a quick read for a book report. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andorrac
I might have been able to enjoy it if I could of understood it better. Very difficult to read in the broken english way it was written in. Took me twice as long as normal to read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by 224perweek
I always read the jacket flap or back cover of a book before deciding to invest my time and interest in it. S.D. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Deana C
This I believe is 'teenager' fiction but it's powerful and effective writing for any age. I loved the voice, an uneducated teen who reveals all sorts of depth in his limited,... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by John M. Haberstroh
Books should be written in mainstream English. This one is written entirely in ghetto ebonics making it annoying to the average reader. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by Magicman
Once you settle into the rhythms of the young hero Willo's speech, this is a very readable tale. Set in a not too distant future, when global warming has paradoxically caused a... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer