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Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Review: The Santa Claus League by Stephen Miller

The Santa Claus LeagueThe Santa Claus League 
by Stephen Miller
Release Date: November 1st, 2013
Publisher: V&E Enterprises
Paperback, 226 pages
2nd Edition
Summary: T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS... Julia Martin is the most incredible girl in school, and Mason Howell is hopelessly smitten by her. Julia is in charge of the local Charity Christmas party and she's pleased at how well everything is going...until her Santa Claus calls in sick. In a panic, she begs Mason to help her by wearing his grandfather's heirloom Santa Claus suit. Mason agrees, to impress the beautiful girl, but things don't go as soon as he puts on the suit, he gets all the powers of Santa Clause!

Together with John Patton, Mason's best friend, they learn his grandfather was a member of an ancient league of men and women dedicated to helping St. Nicholas use Christmas magic to save the world. The three of them could become the newest members of the Santa Clause League...if they can learn the secrets of Christmas magic!

Cindy's Review:
At a Glance:
Time for some holiday spirits!! Since it's holiday time, it's time to read some Christmas classics and some new books too! I don't really have to much of an opinion of this book, since there shouldn't be too much romance that I normally enjoy. But I just want to tune in for a Christmas read, so here I am.

The Characters/My Opinions:
Mason - The narrator, the main character. The one whose related to a bunch of Santa Clauses. There is such thing as the Santa Claus League and they have the special power of smell and knowledge. His grandfather is part of the SCL and he can, too, become a part of this league. 

Feeling the urge of rewarding the good and punishing the bad, Mason and his best friend, John along with his crush, Julia, decides to take on this challenge. They end up going to the North Pole and got to meet the real Saint Nick and other members of the Santa Claus League.

I was surprised that Julia wasn't a stuck-up girls that most popular girls are. She is actually pretty sweet, but truly I wonder how she got popular like, her wealth? Julia's personality fits more for a shy, quiet girl.

I liked how The Night Before Christmas was actually used in this book. Promotes more Christmas holiday. :)

Final Thoughts: 
If this book ever became a movie, I think it would fit into the Christmas movies we watch near the holidays. I would definitely watch it during Winter Break along with Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Santa Clause, and all the other movies. 

It was a wonderful holiday read. Kind of similar to my list of summer reads with the romances, but this one's in the winter with holiday spirits. :D

The Rating: (1-10): 8~
Happy Reading~

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