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Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa (Candy Apple #13)

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Christmas . . . bah humbug! Noel thought Christmas couldn't get any worse. First her parents announce that she wouldn't be taking a cool vacation. Then the teacher announces a class secret Santa drawing - and who does Noel get? A stuck-up new girl she barely knows! And who does her BFF get? Noel's secret crush! Can it get any worse? Yes it can! Because Noel's own secret Sa ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Avril Anderson
Feb 05, 2014 Avril Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle school girls, Christmas lovers, teenage girls
Recommended to Avril by: My AWESOME BFF Gina :3
Wow....never thought this book would be very good. This book was recommended by my BFF Gina who told me that she enjoyed reading this book, and wanted me to read it. Well, what can I say, it was totally awesome! :)
This is really light-hearted and more of a feel-good book. It does show this tpical plot where a character thinks he/she is have the worse *insert event* (birthday, day, school life, holiday ^^,etc.), but in the end they realized they had the best time. And, I really love reading this
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Olivia B
Oct 27, 2015 Olivia B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! This is an interesting book with drama. The author did a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat by making so many events you want to here more about except, she should of put more hints about the secret santas and not kept it such a complete mystery. I recommend this book to people who like to hear drama, and enjoy anticipation.
Taylor
Jul 29, 2009 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: candy-apple
A secrect santa Gone wrong.
Jenna
Noel is the only one in her class not going away for winter break. That surprised me a lot. Is a winter break vacation really that common? When I was growing up, most people might go to visit relatives in another location for Christmas, but these kids are going to Costa Rica, Hawaii, and skiing in Vermont and Colorado. All of them are going somewhere like that! But not Noel. Not only is her family staying home, her mother is very pregnant and Noel isn’t happy about it.

Noel is your typical middle
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Delaney
Nov 10, 2011 Delaney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Noel thinks she is having a very bad Christmas this year. What with stuck being a secret Santa to girl she doesn't even want and her mom pregnant and a child on the way.

Noel is a loveable character. She is your typical teen girl and her Claire was a very good friend. They shared secret things together and understood each other. Sure Noel in the book at one point, was kind of a b**** but the other characters had their own personalities. I think, if this was a teen book, I could guess what would h
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Peyton Pounders
Dec 09, 2012 Peyton Pounders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I thought this book was absolutely great! That is why I gave it a 5/5, it's Christmasy and I just a really good book all in all! It is about a girl named Noel who's mother is getting ready to have a baby and all her friends are leaving for Christmas break. But she learns new things when she has a secret Santa at her school. The genre is realistic fiction. My favorite quote wad "have I mentioned that the snow started falling that same day my brother was born?" I like it because I think that woul
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Adiva
Apr 07, 2012 Adiva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hey, Guy's, want to read an awesome review? Well, you should read this review. Okay, let's get started. So, Noel's mom was getting a baby do you want to know who it is? Okay, it's a boy. Noel think's that it won't get any worse. By the way, when I mean it , It means Noel's winter vacation. Then, her teacher says for them to have a secret Santa drawing. Do you want to know who Noel get? Well, She gets the new girl Mia. Her BFF gets her secret crush, Nick.Noel doesn't even know that her secret cru ...more
Watermelon Daisy
Dec 19, 2011 Watermelon Daisy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FIRST IMPRESSION:
The cover is beautiful, don't you think? And the title's really catchy.

WRITING STYLE:
It has one of the simple writing styles, but it managed to hook me right in. You have to consider, however, I was in sixth grade when I read this.

PLOT:
Noel's love-life is very realistic and I love how she and Nick are perfect for each other. Oh, and the whole "Secret Santa" thing is a wonderful twist to this story.

CHARACTERS:
The story behind Noel's name is hilarious. Though I don't think she con
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Mariah
Jan 02, 2009 Mariah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Taylor
Noel thought Christmas couldn't possibly get worse, her mom is pregnant, there not going anywhere just sitting around at home! In Noel's class they are doing secret santas and noel really wants her crush, but instead she got...... well you will have to read to find out! I loved this book especially because i read it around Christmas time!
Hattie
Jan 06, 2012 Hattie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a stupid book. The characters are as flat as paper, predictable, and the main character is incredibly whiney. This book is so simple it's laughable. I get that it's a kid's book, but you can make a good children's book w/o bad characters, bad writing, bad plot, and no originality.
Lian
Jul 15, 2009 Lian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its SUCH a awesome book!
i have read it like 10 times and its still good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am so happy with this book!
its SSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nasia
Oct 21, 2010 Nasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome uhhh if u look at my books and you see ive read star-crossed well this is apart of the series and its like 20 books in it and the brand is Candy Apple!!!!! READ EM'
Kayli
Jul 21, 2009 Kayli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This book was awesome! I loved every part of it, it was super well written and the characters were very believable, 5 stars!!!! :)
Alison Condliffe
Girls in my class will love this, easy to read, good storyline. I like all 3 scholastic apple series for 9- 11 year olds.
Hana'a
Apr 15, 2016 Hana'a rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
candy apple books made me the happiest child. great middle grade book with a funny cliché teenage drama
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