Author: Carol Snow
Publisher: HarperTeen (August 25, 2009)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Madison Sabatini thought she knew who she was: an almost-sophomore with a bright future. The newest photographer on her school paper. A shopaholic with great hair and a fabulous wardrobe. Then, in a flash, everything changed.
Now she's stuck in Sandyland, a gloomy beach town in the middle of nowhere, living with her parents in a crappy hotel "suite." Instead of spending the summer with her friends at home, she's hanging out with pink-haired Delilah, an artist who works in a shop called Psychic Photo, and a skater boy named Duncan who's totally not her type. Except, maybe he is . . .
Determined to make the best of things, Madison throws herself into her one passion: photography. But when strange figures start appearing in her pictures—people who weren't there when she snapped the shots, people who are later reported dead—she begins to question everything about who she is . . . and who she wishes she could be.
I have to say that my most favorite part of this story was because Madison loves photography, I love it too! Snap was great. At the start, the story started slow, it was a bit dull. It took me a while to keep reading it for the first few chapters of the book, but then when after, it suddenly got better and better. I enjoyed it more than I did with the start of the book.
The idea of this book is something very unique. It's something different and new.
Obviously, Madison was my favorite character. I liked her personality and how she loved photography. I have to admit I got a bit confused at some point with the characters. I guess I was too slow, but after a while I did get who they were. Duncan, Celia, Lexie, and the rest of the characters are developed well in the story. They were a great addition to the story and they made it more exciting. Lexie, the best friend of Madison was a great friend to her. It was fun to read the parts she was involved in.
Overall, SNAP is very unique, different. I recommend you read this. I look forward more to Carol's writing. If you like photography, go read it now!