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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

by Emma Harrison
HarperTeen, 2010
ISBN 9780061714900
377 pages

3 (out of 5) STARS

Plot Summary

Chamberlain Ski Resort and Spa

Welcome to the 10th Annual Snow Queen competition!

I can't believe I got roped into this.

Snow Princesses must attend all pageant rehearsals, with appropriate outfits.

Well, no matter what it takes, I'm going to wipe that smirk off Layla Chamberlain's face.

Our rehearsal space can be booked to practice your talent.

Um, does "looking dumb in a dress" count as a talent?

See Grayson Chamberlain, the assistant director, with any questions.

If you insist! First question: How can someone so sweet (and hot!) be a Chamberlain?

Good luck! One of you will soon be our new Snow Queen!

Oh joy.

Unless Grayson comes with the tiara . . .


Critical Evaluation

As far as Chick Lit goes, this one is not too bad! It was a bit predictable and nothing really stood out as amazing but I could read it without feeling pained. The writing was quite good. Nothing stood out as painfully written or executed. But this type of Chick lit does not speak to me. I find it to be a bit dull and superficial. However, I know chick lit is a popular genre and this book would be a great addition to the collection.

Reader’s Annotation

Aubrey gets roped into being an attendant in the Snow Queen Pageant.

Information about the author

Kieran Scott is a young adult author who was born, bred and still resides in New Jersey along with her husband Matt and her two-year-old son. A graduate of Rutgers University with a double-major in English and Journalism, Kieran worked as a YA editor for several years before striking out on her own as a writer. Her first hardcover novel, Jingle Boy (Delacorte Press), was published in 2002. Her next book, I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005) was an ALA Quick Pick, an NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and was featured on the Texas Library Association’s TAYSHAS Reading List for 2006-2007. The book spawned two sequels, Brunettes Strike Back (2006), and A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love (2007). Kieran’s fifth hardcover novel, Geek Magnet, was published by Putnam in 2008. She’s So Dead to Us, the first volume of her new trilogy about friendship, love and the things that really matter, was released in May 2010 from Simon and Schuster.



chick lit.

Curriculum Ties

peer pressure. friendship

Booktalking Ideas

*If your best friend convinced you to do a beauty pageant with her, what would you do for your talent?

Reading Level

age 12 and up

Challenge Issues


Why Included?

The group who presented Chick Lit did a great job and this book stood out as one that might have appeal.

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