Frozen Reviewed

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by

FullSizeRender 5No, not the movie, although we do have the movie in our collection, too. This review refers to the 2012 Young Adult novel by the same name. Frozen, by Mary Casanova, tells the story of Sadie Rose, a young orphan who lost the power to speak the night her mother died under mysterious circumstances. Sadie Rose’s battle with her faulty memory lead to a burgeoning independence, even as her memories of the past put her in increasing danger.

Of particular interest to local readers are the Minnesota connections in the novel. The book is set in the 1920s on Rainy Lake and features fictionalized versions of real-life individuals, including lawmakers and early environmentalists. In the afterword, Casanova provides a tantalizing glimpse of some of the sources that inspired the novel.

And as a bonus – Gustavus Adolphus College makes an appearance in the last few pages of the book! For a moment, this reader thought she had stuck some work papers into the book by mistake. Although the college makes only a brief appearance, it’s still always exciting to see local sites pop up in novels.


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