Snow Bound

Snow Bound At fifteen Tony Laporte is what many people would call a throughly spoiled kid He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had But when they surprise him by

  • Title: Snow Bound
  • Author: Harry Mazer
  • ISBN: 9780440961345
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • At fifteen, Tony Laporte is what many people would call a throughly spoiled kid He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had But when they surprise him by refusing to let him keep a stray dog he has found, Tony decides to teach them a lesson by running off in his mother s old Plymouth Driving without a license in the middleAt fifteen, Tony Laporte is what many people would call a throughly spoiled kid He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had But when they surprise him by refusing to let him keep a stray dog he has found, Tony decides to teach them a lesson by running off in his mother s old Plymouth Driving without a license in the middle of a severe snowstorm, he picks up a hitchhiker named Cindy Reichert, an aloof girl who has always had difficulty forming friendships To impress Cindy, Tony tries to show off his driving skills and ends up wrecking the car in a very desolated area far from the main highway After spending precious days bickering with each other and waiting for rescue that never comes, they finally realize that their lives are at stake and they must cooperate to survive The question is can they survive

    One thought on “Snow Bound”

    1. this is one of the titles on the long list of "karen's overdue reviews," but honestly - this book is so bananas, the only way i can do it any justice is to do it drunk, so i'm gonna have to dbr this. i will get to work on the d part tonight and see if the r surfaces.

    2. I read this book to my students and they really got into it. They enjoyed the read."At fifteen, Tony Laporte is what many people would call a thoroughly spoiled kid. He gets away with a lot because his parents want him to have all the things they never had. But when they surprise him by refusing to let him keep a stray dog he has found, Tony decides to teach them a lesson by running off in his mother's old Plymouth. Driving without a license in the middle of a severe snowstorm, he picks up a hit [...]

    3. Three stars because I remember liking it. Reading Karen's review of this book reminded me of this book. Read this in junior high, 7th grade summer school.

    4. In the book “Snow Bound” the main characters are Tony and Cindy. Tony is a teenage boy, who doesn't have his license yet. Cindy is a teenage girl, who is trying to get back home after a visit with her grandma. In the beginning Tony finds a dog, and he takes it home. Then his parents tell him that he cannot keep it, and his dad puts it outside and it runs away. Tony find out and goes on the hunt to find his dog. When he gets to the gas station, he takes his mom’s car from the service shop, [...]

    5. I enjoyed this story because it was set in an area of upstate New York where I used to live, and I can fully appreciate the snowy conditions that the characters in this book encounter. But this was more than just a story of survival. It was also a story of teens coming to grips with their own personal problems, which made it doubly interesting. Great book, good for winter reading!

    6. The book "Snow Bound" by Harry Mazer is a very good book, because it deals with something that could happen in real life. The book has a very good story line that keeps me intrigued the entire duration of the book. This book kind of starts off slow, but it then picks up a little bit when the crash happens. The two main characters in this book are Tony Laporte and Cindy Reichert. Tony is a tall strong willed fifteen year old who has everything that he could ever want. Tony gets a lot of very nice [...]

    7. I'm just guessing at the date read I have the most specific memory of one scene in this book: they are stranded in a car in the snow, they have no food, they're melting snow to drink, and she finds a gum wrapper that she uses to flavor the meltwater. Talk about desperate! I live in a very "snow bound" area of central NY and I think of this scene often as I drive through blizzards in winter. I could never remember the exact title! Interestingly, in the course of looking up this title, I discover [...]

    8. A slim but tightly plotted volume, perhaps the best survival story I've ever seen about being stranded off road in a broken down car, in the middle of nowhere, during a blizzard. Their ordeal spans several harrowing days, with increasing concern about hunger, cold and injury as rescue fails to materialize, while I was fascinated by the number of solutions they come up with to address their issues. The perilous situations continue right up to the end, and by the time they'd survived (view spoiler [...]

    9. Plot: In this story, Tony runs away from home to go to his uncle’s house. After stealing his mother’s car and picking up a hitchhiker, they get stranded and lost in a giant snowstorm. The rest of the story tells how they survive in the wilderness and eventually make it back to civilization. After Tony breaks his leg, both him and Cindy wonder how they are ever going to get saved. When Tony was searching for help and rescue, he found a hunting shack that was not inhabited. In the cupboards, h [...]

    10. I really like this book. The book is about how a boy named Tony finds a dog and wants to keep it. His parents let the dog loose in the middle of the night, because it kept barking and waking up the neighbors. Once Tony found out he went out looking for the dog. Tony stole his mom’s car and headed to his uncle's house, because he didn’t want to live with his parents anymore. On the way it started to snow heavily, and he came across a hitchhiker named Cindy. Before they knew it they realized t [...]

    11. “Snow bound” was a good book, it had a great story line. I actually think that it would make a great movie. I enjoyed reading this book because the story kept moving along, it never stood still. I thought the characters were easy to relate to. I would recommend this book to any one looking for a good read and is a high school student or any age above. Again, very good book to read and would recomend.

    12. Personal Response I enjoyed the bookSnow Bound , by Harry Mazer, because it portrayed the survival skills needed to stay alive. The book fully engaged my mind, because it made me think about the things I would do in that situation. I can relate to both of the characters, because they are teens and the feeling of disappointing their parents is the worst feeling. PlotIn the beginning of the book, Tony is having troubles with his parents not letting him keep the dog he found. He wants to get back a [...]

    13. I read this multiple times as a teen and still have the autographed copy with a $1.95 price tag. :)I re-read this in part because of the huge amount of snow that has fallen this week on the Tug Hill Plateau, setting of the book. I've cross-country skied on some of the roads and trails in this area and know how easy it is to get twisted and turned around. The roads are not plowed in the winter. It would be easy for someone not familiar with driving in the area to pull onto one of the roads at the [...]

    14. This was my favorite book in late elementary school or middle school growing up. When I found a copy to read again I got really excited. I wanted to see if I still liked it and how much I remembered. Turns out I remembered a lot. Today I love books about survival and extremes perhaps this book started it all. Snow Bound is about two teenagers who get lost in a snow storm and work to survive.

    15. This book was so good! Its one of those amazing finds you just happen to stumble upon. Its a great survival story. Defiantly a "story of raw survival" that the author, Harry Mazer, was able to write beautifully. A must read!

    16. The writing and character development were good, but the story was a bit too outlandish for me. The premise was what drew me in and the plot line was interesting, but the direction of the book was out of control and I almost quit reading it.

    17. The book ‘Snow Bound’, by Harry Mazer is about two rebellious teenagers who make bad decisions and have to learn to work together in order to survive. The two kids, a young teenage boy who hates his family, and a teenage girl is pretty much on her own in life. To be honest, I read this book because it was short, and it seemed like a good adventure book. This book ended up being a very interesting novel, as the teenagers had to overcome not only the physical weakness, but they had to work tog [...]

    18. Summary: This book is the story of a fifteen year old spoiled kid named Tony Laporte who rebels against his parents for not letting him keep a stray dog, by running away and taken his mother's old car. After picking up a young hitchhiker named Cindy Reichert,the two misguided youths become stranded on a lonely highway after Tony wrecks the car. Now the main characters of the story are stranded in the middle of nowhere in the dead of winter.Response: I felt more empathy for Cindy than Tony when t [...]

    19. This book was published in 1973. The author has written 22 books for young adults. It is fiction with an intended teenage audience. It takes place in upstate New York in a deserted forested area. The theme of the book is survival in a snowstorm. The book is arranged by chapters, which identify each day the teenagers were stranded. The book jacket shows an injured boy leaning on a girl walking through the snow surrounded by only trees. This sparked my interest to read to find out why they were t [...]

    20. This was a good story of a 15 year old runaway named Tony Laporte ,and his adventure with a hitchiker named Cindy. Cindy is another teenager who Tony picks up after he steals his parent's car. The chance meeting of the two precedes a series of events in which the two become trapped in the woods in the dead of winter, after Tony crashes the car on an isolated highway.This 142 page-turner becomes a story of survival and also a story of adolesence dealing with issues at home, school, society, and t [...]

    21. Genre: Realistic Fiction, SurvivalRating: *** Snow Bound is a basic survival story. Although it is simplistic in nature, the author, Harry Mazer, shows the importance of cooperation in order to survive. It also shows how the main characters must figure out their own strengths and personal weaknesses. As much as I didn’t like the main character in the beginning of the book, their transformation by the end of the book made them very likable. Summary: Tony Laporte’s parents refuse to let him ke [...]

    22. Snow Bound written by Harry Mazer has many different characters with cool personalities that make the story better and fun to read. I picked this book because I needed a new book to read and this one looked interesting and short.The story was about a boy named Tony who was very spoiled and got whatever he wanted, one day he brought home a stray dog that he wanted to keep but his parents said no and sent the dog back out into the cold snow. Tony got mad so he stole his mom’s car, and started to [...]

    23. This book is about Tony Laporte a 14 year old who usually gets anything he asks for. One day he comes across a stray dog and asks his parents if he could keep him. He quickly decides to name the dog Arthur and says that Arthur is his dog whether his parents like it or not. One night Arthur makes a lot of racket in the basement and Tony's parents send Arthur out of the house into the cold. Tony is extreemly upset that they chased his dog away and decides to take his mother's car to go looking for [...]

    24. This book is about Tony Laporte a 14 year old who usually gets anything he asks for. One day he comes across a stray dog and asks his parents if he could keep him. He quickly decides to name the dog Arthur and says that Arthur is his dog whether his parents like it or not. One night Arthur makes a lot of racket in the basement and Tony's parents send Arthur out of the house into the cold. Tony is extreemly upset that they chased his dog away and decides to take his mother's car to go looking for [...]

    25. **Spoilers**Snow Bound by Harry Mazer was about a young boy named Toney who ran away after his parents didn't let him keep a stray dog he found and befriend. On his way driving through a snow storm he finds a girl named Cindy hitchhiking. Tony gets lost in the storm and finds himself going out of control and crashing in the snowy wilderness with very few food and warmth. They tried to get all the warmth they can from the car before they needed to make a small fire inside the car to keep warmth. [...]

    26. This book was such a disappointment. First off, I love survival stories. Secondly, Harry Mazer's The Island Keeper, was one of my childhood favorites.But this book was just, well, kind of bad. Maybe it's because it was only his 2nd book, and he really improved in the 8 years before he wrote my childhood fave. I don't know.Very rarely is there a MC that I just so thoroughly dislike, and that I can't find at least one redeeming quality. But honestly? Tony is a butthead. He was selfish and obnoxiou [...]

    27. This book was about a boy, Tony, that found a dog and wanted to keep it. But, his parents won't let him keep it. So, he runs off with his mom's car to run off to his uncle's place. During the drive he picks up a young hitchhiker, Cindy, that is trying to get home from her grandmas place. Then, they crashed the in the middle of the forest during a snowstorm which makes them have to get help and fight for their life.I would say I did enjoy this book but I didn't really feel much for one of the cha [...]

    28. What are some of the things people tell you to always have in the car when you're traveling, esp. in winter? Tony and Cindy have a few of the usual things, a full tank of gas, a blanket and a little food. And they know about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and frostbite. But there's a lot missing in this survival scene. Patience, honesty, maturity, maps, respect, teamwork.Here is a main character hard to like, immature and filled with lots of anger.And the supporting character, Cindy, e [...]

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