“I liked this book. I loved loved Duncan! I had many laughs while reading it. & was definitely surprised at the end:) Great and quick read, give it a try!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The story is about a girl named Madison. Her family is caught in the recession and they end up moving to a place called Sandyland. The problem is they don't tell Madison why they are moving and they leave her with the impression that they will be returning. Madison has do deal with their betrayal...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I liked this book. I loved loved Duncan! I had many laughs while reading it. & was definitely surprised at the end:) Great and quick read, give it a try! ”Ana wrote this review Tuesday, June 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is about a girl named Madison. Her family is caught in the recession and they end up moving to a place called Sandyland. The problem is they don't tell Madison why they are moving and they leave her with the impression that they will be returning. Madison has do deal with their betrayal plus deal with all the friends and opportunities she has left behind.
The second theme of the book, and a relatively minor theme, is that Madison takes a lot of photos and on some a person will show up that she did not see there physically. The question arises as to whether these photos represent ghosts, people about to die, or something else.
I was sort of disappointed in the book since I thought that the second theme, the strange photographs, were really the main theme of the book. The way the book is written, and the emphasis on Madison's having to adjust to another lifestyle, this secondary theme actually isn't even necessary at all, and it's removal would not have damaged the book.
Not what I thought. ”
“http://onceuponareadersblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/snap-carol-snow.html”LeahForTomorrow wrote this review Wednesday, July 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Madison is a sophomore in high school and just found out she has been chosen to be on the school newspaper for the next school year, something she has yearned to do for a very long time. The only problem is that her mom and dad have a secret. They have moved her to the beach for the summer and have no plans on returning home again since they have lost their home financially. This all comes as a great shock to Madison as she has to lower her standard of living and face reality. She discovers that being rich is over-rated and there are great friends out there who don't have a lot of money but they have a lot of love to give. She captures this on camera as she grows and learns the true meaning of happiness.”Ann D wrote this review Tuesday, November 23, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pese a parecer desde un principio que era un libro de fantasmas, me lleve una grata sorpresa al descubrir que no trataba de fantasmas en sí. La escritura de la autora me parece muy fresca y juvenil, haciendo que la protagonista fuera mas cercana a los lectores. Madison (o Chica Gótica, como la llama Duncan) es super graciosa y aunque a veces parace una niña caprichosa y mimada se ve una gran maduración en el libro.
Es un libro cortito q se lee de forma amena. A mí personalmente me encantó porque trata algo nuevo q hasta entonces no se había visto en la literatura fantastica.
LO MEJOR: Duncan (o Charles xD) y la forma de expresarse de Madison.
LO PEOR: ummmm.... La forma de ser de Mad q a veces es muy radical y pesimista.”
“I don't think the mish-mash of a plot was well executed and the writing was poor.”Susan L wrote this review Friday, July 30, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So far this book is great! It's a page turner, suspenseful, and funny. Madison is the main character, she is stuck at Sandyland (a boring "vacation spot" for her family for the summer. She is missing her friends, and is wondering what they are up to. To pass time she takes many pictures of the beautiful surroundings. At the local photo shop "Psychic Photo" a girl named Delilah works there she and Madison, and Dalilah's brother Leo, and his friend Duncan become friends and hangout frequently. Strange things are happening when Madison takes pictures of random things. Go on a mysterious adventure with Madison and read SNAP By: Carol Snow. ”Julia M wrote this review Monday, May 17, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“its cool”tracie s wrote this review Saturday, March 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pretty good Madison was very spoiled and not noticing the crisis around her until she lived it in personal expierience i thought it was a good life lesson as well as you don't know exactly what the future holds for you.”Iris B wrote this review Saturday, February 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.