Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson
Anthony Davis and Chaz are the ultimate crime fighting duo, the likes of which you might find in a bestselling crime novel from ages past, only this duo aren’t from the past, they’re our future. The future of crime fighting, justice and the preservation of law and order. But, as far from us as Anthony and Chaz may be, that doesn’t make them any less familiar with the past. After all, it is their job.
Anthony and Chaz are part of a special division in a new era of law and justice in our world, one that costs the tax payer millions, if not billions of dollars to run every year. One that has the ability to solve cold cases, even when those cold cases have gone cold. With the capacity to exactly recreate any day a given crime takes place and live in it with ultimate authority, Anthony and Chaz are resented by some and feared by all. As the only ones with access to a given day, their words are law and the means by which a case could be won or lost, a persons life ruined or saved and the perfect means of framing anyone, any time.
With so much power, some might thing Snapshot too dangerous a program to keep active, while others view it as a necessary risk to take in the hopes of a new unheard of Golden Age of Humanity. But what is it really? Does the good it does truly out way the bad?
AGE RATING: 14+
TEEN RATING: 4.1/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: Despite being a small novel physically and a “short story”, Snapshot is by no accounts a novel to laugh at or pass over. Because, as small and short as it may seem, it packs a punch only few authors are capable of delivering with such few words and in such a short span of time. Whatever Snapshot lacks in size, it makes up for it many times over in the quality and the lasting effect the story has on the reader. If ever there was a time to heed the warning, “Never judge a book by it’s cover,” it would now, with Snapshot.