July, 2019, Pantera Press
Snow - book two in the Animal Allies SeriesSometimes you have to leave everything behind to find yourself.Sky is travelling to Alaska to meet her father for the first time. Far away from her friends back in Australia, she navigates the new relationship with her father and meets Jaxon, a local boy struggling with his own problems. In a cold, vast and beautiful place, they are isolated except for the wild animals who live there. As Sky gets to know her father, she finally feels she has a chance of having a real family again. But her father has a secret that threatens everything Sky holds dear. Will she have to choose between family and her love of animals?
This is a heart-warming story in the coldest of places.
This is a wonderful series that not only explores issues around animal welfare but also standing up for your values, the importance of family and trust and loyalty to those you love. Ondine Sherman also manages to tell a compelling coming of age story and teens will be able to relate to the issues around friendships and relationships with parents. Many books for teens explore dark issues and while this series does place Sky in difficult circumstances the plots are hopeful and thoughtful and ultimately uplifting. They are also relatively fast paced so should hold the attention of teens who have so many other options vying for their attention. Better Reading
Snow was everything that I hoped it would be, even more! My admiration for Sky and her gorgeous, compassionate, raw heart with her undying passion and love for animals, her voice saying “why can’t people understand that they feel things too?” just shone right through and I just can’t help but be in awe of this amazing young girl!…I am absolutely so excited for the third installment in Animal Allies, Star – Brooklyn the Bookworm, via Good Reads
Snow is book 2 in the Animal Allies Series, July 2019 with Pantera Press.