Soyoung Park

Pub: February 6, 2024

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers


SNOWGLOBE (Delacorte Press)
A groundbreaking Korean novel translated into English for the first time! Perfect for fans of Snowpiercer and Squid Game—set in a world of constant winter, only those in the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe are able to escape the cold—but when a teen girl unexpectedly gets the opportunity to join them, she discovers that the society she’s idolized is hiding a frozen heart.
Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that’s warm. Outside Snowglobe is a frozen wasteland, and every day, citizens face the icy world to get to their jobs at the power plant, where they produce the energy Snowglobe needs. Their only solace comes in the form of twenty-four-hour television programming streamed directly from the domed city.
The residents of Snowglobe have everything: fame, fortune, and above all, safety from the desolation outside their walls. In exchange, their lives are broadcast to the less fortunate outside, who watch eagerly, hoping for the chance to one day become actors themselves.
Cho-bahm lives for the time she spends watching the shows produced inside Snowglobe. Her favorite? The Goh Hae-ri Show. Hae-ri is Snowglobe’s biggest star—and, it turns out, the key to getting Cho-baum her dream life.
Because Hae-ri is dead, and Cho-bahm has been chosen to take her place. Only, life inside Snowglobe is nothing like what you see on television. Reality is a lie, and truth seems to be forever out of reach.
Translated for the first time into English from the original Korean, Snowglobe is a groundbreaking exploration of personal identity, and the future of the world as we know it. It is the winner of the Changbi X Kakaopage Young Adult Novel Award.