This is a memoir. I am frequently asked why this title? I liked the idea of snapshots because this book is not told from start to finish. The memories are in no particular order, and I do move back and forth in time. Every event is true to the best of my knowledge, but they may be fictionalized due to my age at the time or due to the time that has elapsed.
Good, short read. I think it took me about a half hour to finish, so if you are looking for something that you can not only read in one sitting but also will keep your attention, then this is a great choice. Based on how the book started, I can honestly say that it was not at all what I expected. I also did not realize that this was part of a series until the ending. What I found interesting about this was that most series end with a cliff hanger where you feel like you have to read the next book right away. You're sort of left in suspense...This one didn't really do that. I felt like the book could stand alone on its own, so I will be interested to see where the next book goes.
If you are looking for a book that is quick (can be read in one sitting) and holds your attention, then this is a great choice. From the way the book begins, it was not at all what I was expecting. It was still good though. I also did not realize that this was part of a series. Typically, when books with a sequel end, they sort of leave the reader hanging. Whereas, I felt this book could stand alone and still work. I will be interested to see where the second book picks up and how it functions in relation to the first book. Overall, not bad. I would recommend this to my students.