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