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by Kieran Scott (Goodreads Author)
Sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas is a self-confessed Christmas fanatic. That’s why he’s so smitten with Sarah—a girl who smells like peppermint and thinks picking out presents to the strains of “Winter Wonderland” is the ultimate afternoon activity. But when he catches Sarah making out with Santa Claus at the Paramus Park mall, his dad’s over-the-top lights catch the Nichola ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Laurel Leaf
(first published September 23rd 2003)
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Oct 17, 2009 oliviasbooks rated it 1 of 5 stars
Pretty predictable: Oh well, I knew almost right from the start how the story would process. That happens to the best novels as well, sometimes. But then you like the characters, you enjoy the dialogue ... This was just the story of a Christmas-loving high-school kid in love with a shallow new girl, whose life gets run over by Christmas-related things which turn him temporarily into a Christmas-hater bent on revenge and - on the way - his affections into a more appropriate direction. So what?
It isn't too often that young adult authors write about the holidays, but the guy on the cover sells this book to students![return][return]When sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas falls for young Sarah, a lively girl filled with similar holiday cheer, Paul thinks that this Christmas is going to be the best ever, but mishaps and dramas soon lead Paul into a downward spiral that turns him into just the type of pessimistic and gloomy person he's always disliked.
It was only okay and more than a little predictable. I didn't really care for any of the characters, nor did I like the "preachy" ending or the slapstick efforts of the protagonist to ruin Christmas for everyone. I could see this appealing to kids, but it seems like it would work better as a cheap made-for-TV Christmas special than a novel. Medocre at best.
2/5 on here, 4/10 for myself
2/5 on here, 4/10 for myself
What do you do when your girlfriend dumps you for another Santa, your dad gets hurt putting up Christmas lights, your mom loses her job, your best friend, Holly (which is a girl) is mad at you? You join a Christmas Hatters Group even though your last name is Nicholas. Paul needs to find the Christmas Spirit before Christmas comes.
Jan 14, 2009 Emily - This star won't go out rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Most people, mainly girls
Recommended to Emily - This star won't go out by: I found it myself =)
Lol This book is a little weird, but it has a great and exciting story =)
Kieran Scott is an author of young adult fiction including the upcoming TRUE LOVE TRILOGY (May 2014) and the HE'S SO/SHE'S SO TRILOGY, which includes SHE'S SO DEAD TO US, HE'S SO NOT WORTH IT and THIS IS SO NOT HAPPENING. Her other books include the Non-Blonde Cheelerader trilogy, Geek Magnet and Jingle Boy. She also writes Alloy Entertainment books under the pseudonym Kate Brian, including the SH ...moreMore about Kieran Scott...
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“When Dad was a kid, he wanted to be a lumberjack, but unfortunately he'd been cursed with the build of an accountant and the brain of an astrophysicist. These qualities had combined to make him the third-most-visited orthodontist in northern New Jersey.”
“Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I never leave the house without [my Santa hat]. In fact, I pretty much never leave my room without it. I honestly don't know how this habit started and believe me, I'd break myself of it if I could, but I'm a little bit OCD about the Santa hat. Whenever I try to put it away, I get this horrible, overwhelming feeling that somehow Christmas will be destroyed if I do.”More quotes…