Sunday, June 01, 2008

Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets

The novel, Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets, is about the emotional struggles that the main character (Genesis) goes through after her father goes missing. Because her father's body is nowhere to be found Genesis and her family face many financial issues and cope with many other changes that affect them in greater ways. As a way of dealing with this stress Genesis decides to do her own search for her father. During this emotional and lonely season, Genesis manages to find comfort, kindness, and possibly the love of companionship from a complete stranger. Genesis soon finds that she is transforming into a whole new person.

Season of Ice started out a bit rocky. Due to the excessive amount of detail the novel was quite difficult to get into. The tone of the story is very mellow, which added a sense of realism to the story. The first couple of chapters had me a bit antsy and, at first, seemed to drag on; but as the story continued I began to understand Genesis and was able to relate to her situation emotionally. Diane Les Becquets did a great job of capturing the emotions and innocence of each character and the idealistic thoughts of most young adults, making it easier to realize how age and time affected the behavior of each character. She managed to maintain the realism all throughout the story while using a subtle and somewhat original plot. The novel was very well written and organized. The story glided along with the turn of each page, making it hard not to enjoy the book. The ending was perfect and fairly peaceful, I found it to be extremely satisfying. The greatest hidden message I have received from this book is that life is only as appealing as you make it, so don't dwell on the bad times and enjoy the good ones; live each day with a smile and look forward to the next. I would recommend this book to any young adult who wants to read a simple and enjoyable story, someone who doesn't know how to cope with the loss of a parent, or someone dealing with a lot of emotional stress, because I feel this book could be a bit of an eye opener.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Raleigh, North Carolina United States

Rating: 8Content Rating: 1

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