Book Review: Ice-Out



by Mary Casanova

University of Minnesota Press

Univ Of Minnesota Press
Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 01 Sep 2016 

I was given a copy of Ice-Out through the publisher and their parnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

February 1922 in the Northern reaches of Minnesota, Owen Jensen carries a check in his pocket, not believing the loan had come through.  Owen is going to open a car dealership, after all automobiles are the future.

Owen is determined to give him and the girl he loves opportunities, opportunities outside of Ranier.

Owen’s Father was a drunk until Owen stopped him from hurting his Mother, after his Father realized the marks on his wife’s neck were caused by him he stopped drinking.

When Owen’s Father dies Owen finds himself getting wrapped up with the wrong people, bootleggers and other Criminals and when his friend dies while handcuffed crossing the ice, he cannot help but feel guilty.

Ice-Out is a story that would be great for Middle School to highschool aged Children.

Five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.

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