Synopses & Reviews
M. Sindy Felins National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting laughed at by everyone again, being sent to the principal—again. But shes too busy dodging the fists of her stepfather and looking out for her sisters to deal with school. This is the story of a young girl coming of age amidst the violent waters that run just beneath the surface of suburbia—a story that has the courage to ask: How far will you go to protect the ones you love?
"M. Sindy Felin is a writer whose words flow like mercury -- volatile and dangerous. She is a wonderful, mesmerizing new talent." -- Sharon M. Draper, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of The Battle of Jericho
"Karina is a funny, whip-smart girl caught in the middle of a nightmare. Only when I laughed out loud did I remember to breathe." -- Valerie Hobbs, author of Defiance
Touching Snow is a powerful debut novel about fourteen-year-old Karina's struggle to save her familyand herselffrom her abusive stepfather.
About the Author
M. Sindy Felin was born in Brooklyn, New York to Hatian immigrants and grew up in suburban Rockland County. She was the first person in her extended family to have been born in the United States, and the first girl to attend college--she graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994. Touching Snow is her first novel. Sindy lives just outside Washington, D.C