I received "Amish Snow" as a gift, and discovered that the author took a very different approach in the description of the coming of age of an Amish youth in the 1960s. His story reveals a darker and deep side to the Amish community, and presented a well researched representation of his character. Ezra has a very difficult relationship with his father, and as a result ends up leaving his Amish community and traveling to the city to start a new life. The realities regarding Rumspringa (the Amish teen running around years), and the obstacles, challenges, temptations, and activities during that time in Ezra's life are well presented. His changing lifestyle and growth as an ex-Amish man are well characterized and present a raw and earthy tale of the realities in Ezra's new life. I found the book a bit hard to get into, but once the plot began to develop I became more and more involved in Ezra's changing lifestyle, and the relationships throughout the book. I enjoyed the book very much.