Hey guys! Back with my first book review of the new year: Snow Job by Charles Benoit!
Nick has created the perfect list of rules for remaking his life. His loser friends may be graduating from high school and going nowhere fast, but Nick is determined to make a fresh start. All he has to do is stick to his list.
Enter a dark-eyed Dawn, tough and troubled. Meeting a girl like her is nowhere on Nick's list. Neither is hanging out with Zod, a teen thug who is back on the streets after nick testified against him years ago. And making deliveries for the local drug lord definitely isn't on Nicks list
So why is Nick caught up with these people and their dangerous schemes? No on said that changing his life would be simple, and Nick's willing to take a few knocks - and accept a few risks - in his quest for a new beginning. as scams swirl and the stakes rise higher, will Nick's list help him to be a hero -or turn him into a fall guy?
Charles Benoit is one of my favorite authors of all time. Cold Calls, You, and Fall From Grace were all amazing books, and this one was no different! One of the biggest things that stood out to me in this story was the setting and overall description of the background. This book is set in the late seventies, and it's amazing how well Charles Benoit can transport you there in just under 300 pages!
Another thing that really stood out was how realistic the entire story was. Starting with the characters, they were all written out so well and smoothly. No one was over the top or a simple stereotype, and that made the book a whole lot better! The plot was very realistic as well. The beginning starts out nice and mellow and really mixes well with the setting as a small town where not much happens. You get introduced to characters and live through the life of Nick with everything pretty ok for a while. But somewhere in the middle, things start going faster and spiraling out of control and soon you'll find that you won't be able to put this book down!
Overall, I'd say that this was a very well written book that handled a lot of mature content nicely. If you're a fan of Laurie Halse Anderson, Ellen Hopkins, or any other book by Charles Benoit, I would definitely recommend you pick up Snow Job the next time you're at the library or bookstore!
Have a great day, guys!