Benoit, Charles Snow Job, 274 pages. Clarion (Houghton Mifflin), 2016. $18. Language: R (50+ swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: R (drinking, weed, drug dealing); Violence: G.
Nick is a senior in high school and it looks like his life is going absolutely nowhere. Just as he tries to change things for the better, or at least a different nothing, he gets lured into running drugs for an old adversary. Not only is his life looking worse – he could also be looking at dead.
This book says that it is set in the late 1970’s, and there are a few references to the time period, but the year has no actual bearing or effect on the action or plot of the book – like someone had a list of things that were around in 1977, so they should refer to them. I am mystified by this book it terms of its appeal or its actual plot– why do I want to read about a high school kid who is going absolutely nowhere with his life and the trouble he gets into while running drugs? I wouldn’t. And if I really did want a plotless book with drugs in it, then I would choose John Green’s Looking for Alaska instead.
NOT RECOMMENDED. Cindy, Library Teacher