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SNAP by Carol Snow

SNAP

By Carol Snow

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-145211-6
Publisher: HarperTeen

After Madison Sabatini’s family dumps their summer vacation in Hawaii for a mildewed hotel room in Sandyland, things go from “craptacular” to “suckerific” when her parents also reveal that their expensive home is being foreclosed and that they’ll be staying in the sleepy seaside town indefinitely. At least the gifted 15-year-old photographer still has her camera, until a stumble on the beach leads her to repairs at Psychic Photo, where she meets the shop owner/psychic’s skeptical daughter, Delilah, and townie Duncan. In her chatty, sarcastic narration, Madison mocks their thrift-store clothes and streaked hair until she discovers their nonjudgmental friendship, a possible romance and their acceptance of her unexplainable photographs, which reveal eerie images of strangers before they die. Their quest to solve the mystery becomes a race against time when Madison recognizes an all-too-familiar face in her latest photograph. As in Switch (2008), Snow blends mysticism, suspense and realistic family problems into a well-tuned chiller with enormous teen appeal. (Supernatural. YA)