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Sock it to Me, Santa!

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,054 ratings  ·  273 reviews
Ryan is assigned to Jamie Peterson for his class's secret gift exchange. If word gets out that he has to make a handcrafted gift for flamboyant and openly gay Jamie, Ryan will be the laughing stock of the school. It's a good thing no self-respecting boy would be caught dead in a craft store, because otherwise he'd be at risk of being spotted when his mom drags him to her w ...more
ebook, 55 pages
Published November 12th 2012 by Smashwords
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*smiling as I type...

This short story made me:

-want to learn how to knit
-vow to make a sock monkey immediately
-need to hug my mom

Quick - someone give me a spigot 'cause I'm feeling sappy!!!!!!!!! (<-ha, crack myself up!)

Gosh, I absolutely loved this one! Such a wonderful and sweet little story. <3 I loved Jamie, Ryan, Ryan's family, the gifts... well, everything!

I really can't recommend it enough; Sock it to Me, Santa! is a perfect shorty for the holidays and a truly great story about coming to accept yourself, no matter what other people might think. And did I mention it's only $0.99? ;) So worth it!

"I didn't know what the other kids in the room were thinking or saying or doing. And I didn't care. I had J
A sweet lovely romance, Jamie and Ryan are sweeties and I loved the knitting "Monkey" fiasco, cracked me up and was so cute. Eventually Ryan did produce that special and perfect Secret Santa gift. Left me all happy and smiley, recommended.
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*


Yeah, I really enjoyed this one so if you're up for a really sweet and short story that will make you sigh a few times then go for it.

I love YA books, LOVE THEM. And this one was very well written and the characters were so cute. Why am I not giving it more stars? Just because it was way too short and I had no time to connect with them as much as I wanted but I really loved this author's voice.

I'd recommend this to everyone who loves YA & MM.

Nothing cozy to read when you’re recovering from copious Christmas meals on the sofa, while the Christmas tree lights are twinkling and snowflakes are falling outside your window?

Look no further.

For this here is the perfect read for the holidays. Sock it to me, Santa! is an adorable short story about two boys who are in the same class, yet never talk. The reason? Jamie is openly gay while Ryan’s carefully protecting his reputation as a tough kid. After all, he’s reminded of the consequences of
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Oh this was so adorable! Ooey gooey, sticky sweetness that made me smile. I wish I knew more about the characters, though. I could have used a full-length story!

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Oh my heavenly socks, if you don't crack a grin from cheek to cheek while reading this, I might think you are that little demonized sock monkey in this. The perfect length short with interesting and likable characters from the main characters to the classmates, even the family members were wonderful. Secret Santa is nothing new, but I loved the idea that the gifts had to be handmade. Star Wars, knitting, rainbows, realistic teenage boys with charm, and presents. Sugar fluff happiness I HAZ.
Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

I have to say, this might be the cutest story I've read all year!

Ryan is just admitting to himself that he likes guys, but it is difficult and scary keeping such a secret in high school, especially when his only friend has a lot to say about "fags." He's scared to get close, in any way, to Jamie, the queer kid. It is social suicide. When he draws his name for Secret Santa in their study hall, Ryan has to figure out a way to make three gifts for Jamie without
Mandy*reads obsessively*
A very sweet YA short.
It's tough being in HS, trying to fit in or fly under the radar, and for Ryan being in the closet just adds to it.
Jamie the openly gay boy in his Homeroom class is his 'secret Santa' and he has to give him something homemade.
I felt for poor Ryan trying to adjust his perception of himself and it was so sweet reading about him joining his mother in the craft classes! His monkey and spider are great gifts! I had to sniffle at the tie story! Ryan's Mom and sister are just
Ok,ok, admitting defeat.
That was a lovely story with a very beautiful feel-good ending.

Stand by your man - a tough job when you`re young and scared.
But when it comes down to it all you need is a family who loves you no matter what, a sock monkey, some courage and a man who loves you back...


It is the first book on my new shelf


Recommended for everybody!
Ryan needs to give handmade gifts as part of his Secret Santa project at econ class -- and he gets Jamie's name, the openly gay boy. For a short young adult story, this one is just adorable and cute.

It has the right amount of self confusion (to do what's right), then discovering bravery to stand up for one self, and first romance. My only complain is that it stops when it's getting good. I want it to continue a couple of more pages ^^

Just read Cole's review. He writes a more eloquent review tha
Emma Sea
Oooh, I have the warm fuzzies now. What a great Xmas story! Awesome female secondary characters. Yummy.

This brought love and Christmas to me. Warms my heart and tickles my funny bone. Plastered a goofy grin on me.

Ryan's first word describing Jamie to his mom was, soft. That goofy grin of mine started right at that point onwards. Lol. Ryan wasn't exactly a perfect person, he is filled with insecurities and was a little too self absorbed to see things around him clearly. He should really thank Mrs. Keats his homeroom teacher for setting up that Secret Santa gift exchange challenge.

That event did a
Macky ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
I love finding surprises and finding this was exactly that! I can't give this any less than the full 5 stars because I loved everything about it, from its two gorgeous young MC's to its perfectly pitched HEA. I'm over 50 and I felt like I was 16 again and crushing on my heartthrob of the moment, except of course the crushing in this is between two cute guys who I dare anyone not to fall for as they find love and (for one of them in particular ), their true selves, all whilst battling peer pressu ...more

I have seen huge love, rave reviews and ratings around the GR block for this story praising its cuteness. But of course, me and all my humbug *cough* I mean holiday cheer thought--How cute could it be? Um…Yeah. Pretty flipping adorable actually! :D

“Maybe the way it is isn’t the way it ought to be.”

Life just gave Ryan a nudge, push and wake up call with a holiday karma kick in the keester! Ryan’s heart and world tilts and skips a beat when he pulls Jaime Peterson’s name for a class Secret Santa e
4.5 stars

Oh, the sweetest, most adorablest, most excellentest thing! Things happen a bit quickly for Ryan in this shortie but I don't care, Loved This!
A wonderful little short with some great characters.

A perfect little Christmassy YA.

Hope to see more one day.
Can I get an AWWWW, please? Very short, very sweet, very young. A nice little distraction.
This was adorable. Sweet and angsty.
Amy ♥
In the spirit of full disclosure, I love sock monkeys! So yes, I had a big goofy grin on my face before I even started reading. Luckily the story was just as charming as the cover!! I fell in love with Ryan and even more so with Jamie and his bright blue socks covered with little rainbows and happy face clouds. Their Chapstick moment was so incredibly cute, I loved it! I look forward to reading more from this author :)
Jeff Erno
Ryan is a closeted gay teenager who faces a dilemma when he participates in his class's secret Santa gift exchange. As bad luck would have it, Ryan is assigned to the most outrageously flamboyant and obviously gay kid in school. Jaimie is the type of teenager that is so gay he even is a member of the school's knitting club.

The thing that really sucks about the whole secret Santa program is that the gift givers are required to make the gifts. They can't just go out and buy something, and each pa
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss

♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
This was:

Absolutely adorable
Unbelievably charming
So So sweet
Cute beyond words
Hella heartwarming

And a story that has me looking forward to the sweetness that holiday stories tend to rain down on the M/M reading community.

Bring on the holiday season and give me a million more stories like Ryan and Jamie's!
It was funny; it was sweet; it was adorable in every single way.

Ryan and Jamie share a senior high school homeroom together, and the kids have been given the task of creating hand-made gifts for the Secret Santa that each one of them has picked. Ryan, who is gay and in the closet, is mortified when he picks Jamie, who is out and a target for bullies. We quickly learn that Ryan isn't self-hating, though, and he doesn't pretend that the bullying is funny; instead, he recognizes strength when he
There is not much to say other than this is possibly the sweetest holiday story I have read yet. When I got to the end I had a smile on my face and tears in my eyes.

The story revolves around Jamie and Ryan and their HS homeroom advisory Secret Santa exchange. Jamie is out and is regularly picked on and bullied while closeted Ryan watches from the sidelines. All of this begins to change thanks to Ryan picking Jamie's name for Secret Santa. Ryan begins watching Jamie around school and with the he
Super sweet holiday YA short.
I love Ryan and his family, he has the coolest mom ever and a funny little sister.
I feel bad for Jamie and wanted to be mad at Ryan for how he treated him, but he is young and afraid, I totally understand why he acted like he did.
Totally recommended if you want a cute story with a happy ending.
~~D✡ni ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~~
3.5 stars

Freaking adorable and so very charming! This one belongs on the "sweet-as-honey-YA-first-time-Christmas" shelf.

This is very much a first-love story. I just wish we saw more of Ryan and Jamie and their relationship, and more about Ryan coming out in high school; I would read a sequel for sure.
4.5 Stars

I have the biggest smile on my face and it's because of sock monkeys, hoobajoobs, rainbow spiders and glitter dust. I'm falling in sap here and I love it!
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