The Sugar Mountain Snowball is about two best friends named Ruby and Eleanor. Ruby and Eleanor both have dreams, but each dream is very different. Ruby has dreamed for a long time to mingle with the “outsiders”, who are very rich and happy. Eleanor who is both smart and creative dreams to someday have her own fashion line. One day Ruby and Eleanor come across an advertisement stating that a free session with Madame Magnifique is available. Of course the girls decide to go. After Madame Magnifique tells them their deepest dreams, the girls are shocked because she hit them spot on! In late December, Ruby and Eleanor find the perfect spot to start making their dreams happen. Eleanor has a talent for knitting, so she and Ruby start selling Eleanor’s designs to stores. With the money they earn, Eleanor wants to get a new sewing machine and Ruby wants to take ski lessons. On top of all of this, the girls have dreamed of going to the fancy Snowball dance. This is a lot to take on, especially when some things get in the way. Will Ruby and Eleanor accomplish their goals?
I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great story because the characters were so likeable. Even though Ruby and Eleanor were completely different, they would both be great friends to have. Ruby was a confident character who didn’t let anyone or anything stop her. Eleanor on the other hand was really shy, but was smart and very creative. I would love to live in the small town were Ruby and Eleanor live, because the author describes it as very cozy. I definitely will check out other books like this one. I gave this book five stars because it was very well written.