Hi Everyone! Anyone who knows me knows I love all things Christmas. This year I’ve had a little difficulty getting into the holiday mood. I decided to jump into the holidays with a Christmas book. Unfortunately, it didn’t work quite as I planned.
Title: All I Want for Christmas
Author: Wendy Loggia
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Bailey Briggs loves Christmas. It’s her favorite time of the year, and this year she wants to spend it with the boy she loves. There is only one problem, Bailey hasn’t met him yet. Over the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bailey will connect with Jacob, a classmate she has never really gotten to know, and Charlie, who is new and mysterious. Could one of these boys be her Christmas love?
Review:This book is the YA equivalent of a Hallmark movie, which is great if you are only looking for a holiday book. Bailey is a quintessential Christmas movie female lead. We know that she loves the holidays, but we don’t get to know much more about her. Jacob is that guy in the movie who seems like a jerk before the first commercial break but is adorable by the second commercial break. They meet, and their relationship follows the obvious path, which is expected and even fine. My issue with the book is the Holly Jolly good time got a little too much for me. I got more than a little sick of all the cute references, and it began to move from clever to annoying. Bailey’s wide-eyed wonder over everything Christmas was more than I could take, and I love Christmas and Christmas movies. Plus, Charlie was unnecessary, and the resolution of his story annoyed when I listened to the audiobook and still annoys me a few days after I finished the book. There are many great things about this All I Want For Christmas,it is a fast not complicated Christmas romance, which is great, if you want something mindless to help you escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but if you want more, you may want to look elsewhere.
Final Rating: 2.5 out of 5