The Writer Behind “Forgiving Frost”
By: Eve White, Alaina Walker & Claire Meyer
One of our own Scribner teachers Cory Huffman published not one but two books, and is currently writing a third. Mr. Huffman is a very good teacher and an amazing author, “His books touched me emotionally,” said Myia Russell. When we asked why he wrote his books he simply answered with “Because I could. My inspiration came from my students at the time, they are now seniors in high school, specifically Olivia Hawkins.” We asked some of his past students if they would recommend his book to others Aaron Lord told us, “Yes, because it is a very adventurous book. Forgiving Frost was an emotional rollercoaster and had me on edge with every word.” This book has emotionally effected many people and is a very adventurous book. While some people say it hasn’t effected them, we know it was a very emotional book. We asked his past stu dents if they had one specific favorite moment in the book. Myia answered, “In the end when he finally realizes that he was going to have to get over her… he wasn’t hers anymore.” This answer shocked us because it was so true. Some of our interviews loved the book and rated it an 11 out of 10, like Myia. But others only rated it a 8.5 out of 10 like Aaron did. When we asked him why he said, ” It was an amazing book, but it wasn’t my favorite.”
Mr. Huffman, although it only took him four months to write it, went through a very long journey. He knew the story all along, for about 15 years, but he never worked up the courage to write it. This book has his best moments and some of the worst moments in it, that’s what makes it such a good book. We asked him how it feels to know anyone can buy his book and read his journey his response was amazing. “Embarrasing, you feel very vulnerable, like you let someone in on a secret that you didn’t want anybody to hear.” The book was so good that people want another one. We asked some of our interviews if he would to write another book what do you think it would be about? Aaron responded,” I think it would be about his life from a different perspective. It would be from his college/high school life, but from different student’s perspectives. It would be made up but about his life.