Review by: Howard Luo
By Adam Rapp
The cold snow beats down on the faces of three lonely children. One is dying from the cold. Her boyfriend sits patiently next to her, imploring into her eyes; the last child is taking care of their stolen baby. This grim scene is one from the book 33 Snowfish, and there are many others like this in the book. The book depicts the tale of three underprivileged and abused kids as they find their way through the world. Rapp does a good job capturing the naivety and the innocence that these kids progress. It also shows the terror and way of life that some kids have to survive.
While reading this book I felt empathetic for the kids that live in an impoverished household. Sadness is a big part of the book and it is felt by the reader. Understanding the thought process of these uneducated children is something that can be pondered. The decisions that they make arenít usually approved of and socially accepted, but they still become characters that you want to succeed. I recommend this book because it is very gritty and it is very believable.