The Girl Who Saved Christmas
The Girl Who Saved Christmas is the sequel to A Boy Called Christmas, which I read last year. You don’t have to have read the first one, but you might enjoy the second one more if you have.
All of Santa’s magic depends on hope, and Amelia Wishard is the most hopeful child of all. But she is in deep worry over her very ill mother and begs Santa to help. Santa, however, is trapped by mean trolls and can’t. Amelia grows more and more hopeless, especially as her mother dies and she’s got to go to a workhouse, where she is doomed to a life in misery.
At the same time, Santa is losing magic due to hopeless children around the world. He must figure out how to make Christmas still happen, make all the children hope again, and most of all save Amelia.
I thought this book was even better that the first one because of the new characters that are being introduced. The storyline was awesome. It was so intriguing that I finished it very quickly. The funny drawings were also very enjoyable.
This is a beautiful and magical Christmas story for all kids seven and up!
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Matt Haig • Chris Mould, Illustrator