Rodeo Snow is a relatable and well-written book. Eugene Snow is a normal teenager who wants two things: to get his driver's license and to win the skating competition. The latter of which he feels pretty confident about because of his $300 skates. While pursuing these goals, he meets a girl, Corinne, and adds winning her heart to his list of priorities. Eugene has never loved his name. His parents named him after some peacenik presidential candidate from a few years back. So, when some skaters he meets downtown give him the nickname "Rodeo Snow" he accepts it immediately. Just when everything seems to be going great, Snow's priorities get turned upside down. When things don't go his way, will he fall apart, or will he stand strong and continue to try? Find out in Pat Rhoades' book Rodeo Snow.
Rodeo Snow is an easy to read, relatable story. The heart of the story focuses on the true meaning of winning and what should be important to us. These core values are easily overlooked though surrounded by multiple strong political views dropped into the story. While being overall a great story, the political views drown the ideals presented in the story. I would love to see more of Pat Rhoades' books on my shelves in the future.