This book is about a teenage boy named Chet Bucek. His dad is in the military, so his family moves a lot. They end up in Rockford, Illinois. That is where Chet meets Melanie, and is instantly smitten. She rejects his advances, but when classmate Tommy Schmidt tries to abuse her, she runs away and falls into an icy river, only to be saved by Chet. He rescues her and takes her to his cabin. They have to sleep in the buff to keep warm, and when Melanie's dad finds them in just their underwear he jumps to conclusions. Chet is accused of rape and put in jail. Will his named be cleared? You'll have to read the book to find out!
I highly enjoyed reading the blizzard. It has strong, well-rounded characters and is a San Diego bronze award winner. This, combined with an unlikely real-life scenario is a recipe for a great book. The book sometimes divides into little subjects that focus on a particular character, so you get interesting snapshots of that character's emotions, thoughts, and life. My only complaint is that if this was a movie it would be rated R. The whole book is about an innocent boy accused of rape. Do I have to say any more? Anyway, if you can get pass that stuff, it has a good plot. I would recommend it for ADULTS ONLY!
This book has some very graphic scenes.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Rockford, Michigan United States