Release date - 2nd November 2017
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - Orion Books (W&N)
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Jennifer from Orion Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1944, in a sleepy English village, Daniel and his emotionally-distant mother, Annabel, remain at home while his father is off fighting a war that seems both omnipresent and very, very far away.
When mother and son befriend Hans, a German PoW working on a nearby farm, their lives are suddenly filled with excitement - though the prisoner comes to mean very different things to each of them. To Annabel, he is an awakening from the darkness that has engulfed her since Daniel's birth. To her son, a solitary boy caught up in the mythical world of fairy-tales, he is perhaps a prince in disguise or a magical woodchopper. But Daniel often struggles to tell the difference between fantasy and reality, and Hans has plans to spin a special sort of web to entrap mother and son for his own needs.
THE BOY MADE OF SNOW by Chloë Mayer is a breathtaking, haunting, and heartbreaking story that will stay in your mind long after you turn the last page.
Set in wartime England we meet a young lad, Daniel, and his mother Annabel who are surviving together while Daniel's father is fighting in the war. Annabel has struggled with being a mother from the beginning and cannot show love or affection to Daniel who desperately craves it from her. Their only solid connection is the fairy tales that Annabel reads to him every night. But when a German Prisoner of War, Hans, arrives, fairytale and real life will become irreversibly intertwined with devastating consequences.
The characters in this story are very well-developed and the emotional elements of the plot are perfectly portrayed throughout. My heart broke for Annabel and Daniel as they were both suffering alone with no support. There were times while reading this story that I had a huge lump in my throat and I just had to stop reading for a few moments - this story is that powerful.
THE BOY MADE OF SNOW by Chloë Mayer is a stunning debut from this author and I wait with bated breath for what will come next from her. If you buy one book this Christmas, make it this one.
Chloë Mayer is a journalist, whose work has been shortlisted for several awards, including newcomer of the year and reporter of the year. She has lived and worked in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and now lives in east London, not far from where she grew up. The Boy Made of Snow is her first novel.
For more information:
Website - www.chloemayerauthor.com
Twitter - twitter.com/ThatChloeMayer
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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