Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake returns to his home in Wales after a hunting trip to find that his family is missing. The year is 2059, and the sixth ice age has begun. As Willo goes in search of his family, he soon realizes that the elements are not the only dangerous obstacle in his way. There are outlaws--followers of a famous survivalist--who are planning an escape to a group of legendary islands. Willo's journey becomes more treacherous by the second, and is one that changes him forever.
After The Snow—Book Review
Fans of dystopian fiction will enjoy After The Snow, especially those who like a good survival novel, too. This book is very well-written, however because Willo's slang/dialect can be awkward and hard to follow, it would likely be best enjoyed by stronger readers. Willo's search begins with a journey to the home of a neighbor who married Wilo's fourteen-year-old sister after she became pregnant. Willo suspects that this neighbor may be involved in his family's disappearance. His journey continues with many exciting and unfortunate events, including seeing a friend shot, a wild dog attack, encountering cannibals, and being tortured by a bad guy. Ultimately, After The Snow is a coming of age novel, and Willo's character grows tremendously as a result of his experiences. Language is strong (f-ck, wh-re).
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