Snow Girls

An unforgettable event at Pines Peak Park

Children - Social Issues
78 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2019
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Author Biography

Irene Petrucci, born in Brooklyn, NY, has spent most of her younger years publishing poems and selling artwork. She always had a special love for children and animals, and this love is reflected in her poems and drawings. Irene has been a foster and adoptive parent to special needs kids and is now living in Tennessee, where she is writing a series of children books that follow the lives of three young sisters growing up in a single-parent home.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Katy, Lacey, and Charlotte were outside having a vigorous, wet, and slushy snowball fight and, after that, they were heading to the skating rink. Katy and Lacey were good at ice-skating and Charlotte was waiting for their mom to teach her. It was Charlotte's first time on the rink and their Mom had left to go to the concession stand. It was then that two girls, Sharron and Jacky, swooped into the rink, sped recklessly, and crisscrossed in front of Charlotte. She stopped abruptly and fell hard on her left side. Though it hurt very much, she did not tell their mother. The next day Katy confronted Sharron and asked her to apologize to Charlotte.

It was getting closer to Christmas and their mom was planning to sign up Charlotte for ice-skating classes. They went to Pines Peak Park and their mom left them, promising to be back in two hours after her shopping. As they were sledding, they noticed Sharron going down the hill standing up. The sun was blinding her and snow went onto her face because of the wind. Sharron could not see where she was going! Would Sharron be able to reach the bottom of the hill safely? Let's read on to find out what happened.

Snow Girls: An Unforgettable Event at Pines Peak Park by Irene Petrucci is a beautiful story of family bonding, love, friendship, kindness, sacrifice, and compassion and captures the spirit and essence of the winter season and Christmas beautifully. The way Katy walks in the blizzard to Joe's Mini Market while Lacey stays with Sharron and gives her the strength to keep going is impressive. The colorful illustrations give the story a good pace and movement and make it palpable to young readers. The story has excitement, adventure, action, and conveys good life lesson messages to readers, making it the perfect gift to put under the Christmas tree.

Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer)

Celebrating all things winter, Snow Girls by Irene A. Petrucci is a fun chapter book for fans of the cold and snow. When sisters Katy, Lacey, and Charlotte move from Florida to New York, it's the first time they've seen snow in six years. They can't wait to have snowball fights and go skating. But Charlotte has never learned to skate and wants her mother to teach her as her sisters had been taught, but their mother is busy with a new job and a hard boss to please. However, that soon becomes the least of their problems when a bully, Sharron, starts creating trouble by making nasty comments and causing Charlotte to fall over. But when Sharron gets in a sledding accident, can the three girls find it in their hearts to help her?

With likable characters, exciting scenes, and a happy ending, Snow Girls by Irene A. Petrucci is the perfect book to get people excited about winter. Katy, Lacey, and Charlotte are brave and selfless characters who will inspire readers, and I liked that Sharron had a redemption arc. There are many intriguing scenes that will keep the reader engaged. The problems faced by the characters in this book, such as bullies, a snowstorm, and a parent working long hours, are ones that people can relate to. The pictures are well-drawn, colorful, and eye-catching. The short chapters are good for younger readers and will keep them from getting discouraged. I would definitely recommend this book, especially to those readers who can't wait for the first snowfall and those with siblings.