My True Love Gave to Me
TITLE: My True Love Gave to Me
AUTHOR/S: Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt Dela Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
PUBLICATION DATE: October 4TH 2014
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).
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