By Craig Thompson
Top Shelf Productions, 2003
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf
So this was different than what I was expecting. I thought it would be a romance when I looked at the cover. It was more about his entire young life and about his faith - the faith of his parents, the faith he was raised to have, and his faith at the end of the book. Also, it showed how he tried to find his place in the world. The people at school were mean and his potential new friends were a bit rough for him. The romance didn't go the way I had hoped, but that's life, isn't it? I liked seeing how he grew up, but I wish it would have been two books so I would have seen more of his adult life. Maybe we'll get another book. I hope so!
Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.