Posts Tagged ‘Coming-of-age story’

By Deborah Heiligman

Rachel is an ordinary fifteen year old girl when a chance overheard conversation changes her life forever. Rachel becomes cynical and distrustful. Her rebellious reaction changes her so much that friends and family no longer know who she really is. Rachel struggles with her own identity and it is this struggle which helps create a great coming-of-age story.
I love the haunting voice in the song “Crashing” in the trailer.

After the snow
by S. D. Crockett

While out hunting one day, Willo’s family are taken away in trucks by the government. He is left alone in the snow but is determined to find and rescue his family. He heads across the mountains to find someone who can tell him where to find his family. On the way across he finds Mary, a refugee from the city. He doesn’t have enough supplies for two but he can’t leave her in the snow to die alone. So they struggle for survival in a cold, bitter and treacherous new ice-age. And what of his family, where are they and how can he save them? He has only the dog spirit inside his head to guide him.