So, This Is Christmas
So, This Is Christmas is not exactly a story about Christmas traditions, but rather a love story about a girl named Finley, who falls in love with Arthur Chakrabarti Watercress (an odd name!) in a town called Christmas, Oklahoma. After I read the book, I started to wonder if Christmas is a real town. I love anything that has to do with the holidays, so I was interested in this book from the start. Arthur wants to have what he calls a “perfect American Christmas.” That’s because he’s British. So Finley takes him to all these hijinks associated with Christmas. There’s a “Christmas Christmas Parade,” a lights display, and a basement party. Suddenly, after thinking that Arthur is weird, Finley realizes he’s actually attractive, which leads to that British-boys-are-attractive stereotype. Finley’s in high school, as is Arthur, so this is a good story for teens. Actually, I would recommend this book strictly for teens because of the more mature language. My favorite moment from this novel is when all the family get together and sing “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” in the car. I definitely recommend this book!
|Page Count||368 pages|
|Publisher||Viking Books for Young Readers|
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