Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker
Book Review of --
12 Matchsticks by A.C. Kret
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
A poor young boy gets an unusual gift at a school Christmas party that will change lives forever.
Book creation ratings:
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The story's setting returned me to my childhood and brought back many childhood memories. We were too poor for presents; so dad and mom would fix us big treat bags of fruit, nuts, and candy for Christmas. It was the best day of the year for us.
The characters were well developed and very likable. It reminds the reader that love can be found in the darndest places if we look for them.
The theme of the 12 Days of Christmas was undeniable in this modern take on a classic. It was fast paced and well edited, which made for an enjoyable read.
I won't give the ending away, but it has a wonderful/romantic ending. Enjoy this wonderfully written book! Dreams can come true!
The Christmas Quotient --- 7
** The scale runs from 1-7 trees, and rates Christmassyness. **
Genre -- Christmas magic/Children and the young at heart.
Age recommendations -- 5 and up.
Sex content rating -- None.
Violence rating -- None.
** The author's links **
Amazon author page