Book Review, Books

Snow Globe – Jeanne Skartsiaris

Troubled teen. Juvenile delinquent. Aja Harmon is familiar with the labels. She and her mom live like gypsies, moving every year. Her mom works as a psychic and Aja fights to suppress her own intuitive abilities because the power scares her.

After losing a cool job at Abercrombie & Fitch, the only work Aja can find is as a waitress at an elderly residence home. Slowly she begins to enjoy working with the seniors. Unlikely bonds forge, making their worlds bigger while shrinking the generation gap.

If only a corrupt police officer hadn’t set his sights on Aja—a beautiful girl with a sketchy past. An easy target to add to his twisted collection.

Snow Globe is a story about a teen who tries to do the right thing but continues to find trouble with her smart mouth and fearless attitude. Working at the assisted living facility, Aja learns compassion and how important yet fragile life is. 

So I got this book off netgalley and although it is already out I still managed to get it. What drew me to this book was the cover and the description. The cover to this book is so beautiful, I only have one problem which is I thought the book was going to be something else. I thought it could have been fantasy because of the cover but it wasn’t. I still loved it though.

When I began this book I was like this is going to be good, just because you know naughty teenager, it’s just a good subject to read around. It amuses me. As I started the book i was like what is happening all the stuff they were saying about Aja it was totally unprofessional. I mean you are meant to bitch when they can’t hear you.

You ever hear a teenager say that the world is against them? Yeah that’s what it’s like for Aja the world is literally against her, I got so frustrated that people wasn’t listening to her about the fact she was being stalked by a police officer. Every time she tried to report it, she was told to watch what she was saying and that she could ruin someone’s career. You know through this I was getting so frustrated for her, like she was just being swept aside by all adults but her mum. I was that invested in the story I was ready to like jump into it and just get a frying pan and hit them all over the head.

But with the fact she was being stalked by a police officer and wasn’t believed, shows how corrupt that the public working sector can be. Also the fact just because if you are troubled they try not to believe you. Everyone began to turn against Aja during this and it really annoyed me, even her friend Walker, there was only Maggie who was her lawyer that believed her and was willing to fight for her.

When it was revealed what Clay the police officer was doing they had learned that they had done it to more girls, even when he was in the army. But it took Aja to convince everyone including the girls to fight and get him arrested. But he was a horrible human, the way he acted just made my skin crawl I was on the girls side with that, he was creepy and the way everyone believed what he said. Just it angered me, and he just kept stalking and stalking and he just wanted to find a way to sexually assault her and get her locked up in Juvie.

Another storyline was that went alongside the police officer one was, she working at and old people’s home as a waitress. Aja comes very connected with a family there even without really knowing them, it was so cute, she was there for that old couple and just as she felt connected to them. We did as a reader also, I had to admit I cried at a point but I can’t tell you because that would spoil the ending.

This book has been out almost a year and I haven’t heard anything about this book, and I’m kind of sad about that I wish I could have known about the book before now. If I wasn’t on netgalley I wouldn’t have known about this book which makes me sad.

One thing though on the site it is listed as Sci Fi, Fantasy, Teens and YA, although there is small elements of Fantasy I don’t think it should be listed in that category. Teens and YA is enough to let it be in.

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