My True Love Gave to Me

TITLE: My True Love Gave to Me

MY RATING: (3.75 average)★★★★ 

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. 

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"Sometimes I felt like I was waiting for my life to begin and more than anything, in that moment, I wanted to force some kind of beginning. I wanted things to be different than usual. I wanted to bend reality."

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Midnights, Rainbow Rowell ★★★★★ 
Short but unbelievably sweet. 

The Lady and the Fox, Kelly Link ★★★★★ 
I didn't understand a thing and I am not amused. I get that many liked this short story but I guess I'm in the minority. 

Angels in the Snow, Matt Dela Peña ★★★★ 
Really funny and adorable. 

Polaris is Where You'll Find Me, Jenny Han ★★★★★
This one's really beautiful. If I were to choose my favorite story, this would be it. But this one probably is the shortest. 

It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown, Stephanie Perkins ★★★★★
I love Stephanie Perkin's writing style. And her characters, oh, so adorable. 

Your Temporary Santa, David Levithan ★★★★ 
I really don't know the essence of this story but this one generally is great.

Krampuslauf, Holly Black ★★★★★ 
It took a long time for me to understand it. By long time, I mean after re-reading it.

What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?, Gayle Forman ★★★★
What have you done, Gayle Forman? It's great!

Beer Buckets ands Baby Jesus, Myra McFatine ★★★★★ 
I like the writing style. This would be tied with Han's as my favorite story. I just adored the character so much. Especially Vaughn, I love troublemakers like that.

Welcome to Christmas, CA, Kiersten White ★★★★ 
Ben - Ebenezer - is my 3rd favorite character next to Vaugn and Flynn. He's just so adorable and his positive attitude is contagious.

Star of Bethlehem, Ally Carter ★★★
This book was confusing. The plot twist isn't built well. 

The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer, Laini Taylor ★★★★ 
I don't like the writing style and the characters.

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 I love holiday stories! That's probably why I picked this book (okay, I may have picked this because this is an anthology. Perkins, Forman, Levithan and more?! How great is that!). And I liked the stories, but as a whole, I think I'll skip most of the chapters (short stories).