Though the book's marketing has clearly been aimed at the 'young adult' demographic, I felt it had wider appeal. The story is set in a not too distant future where the world has been plunged into an eternal winter and follows Willo, a teenage 'straggler' living on the fringe of society with his family. One day whilst he is out trapping his family are taken, and his quest to find them is set in motion.
Told in first person and intertwined with willo's internal dialogue, this is a fairly easy but very entertaining read. Despite it's initial post-apocalyptic outlook, After the Snow is less misery and doom but more a sense of what life could be like where society hasn't quite collapsed but daily life has become harder.