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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

{Review, This or That, Giveaway} North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus by Candace Jane Kringle

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus 
by Candace Jane Kringle
Pages: 314
Source: paperback provided by author
Available as of October 2, 2012

MEET SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD CANDYCANE CLAUS. She's the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?

BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!

When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross'd teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!

To say that North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus was an adorable read is a complete and total understatement! Candace Jane Kringle wrote a heartwarming story that made me laugh, cringe, and hope her relationship would prevail. 

Candycane Claus thinks the world of her boyfriend Tinsel. They have been together for two years, but the moment Rudy Tutti steps into town Candy's world changes. All of her friends are making him the butt of their jokes until she declares him to be "hot chocolate" and her boyfriend get jealous. 

I enjoyed every word in the pages of this book. Never was a swear world observed. Although, that would be because of the cute lingo used in the North Pole. Each of the euphemisms were utterly charming and made me giggle. I love that Candycane didn't dilly dally around with Tinsel when she knew what she wanted. There was no love triangle to muddle through for her. There were some challenges she had to face with her friends and family, but she got through everything. There were a few moments where I questioned her actions, but she ended up right where she was supposed to. The pacing was fantastic and I felt like Candycane was really conversational and elaborated when she needed to. Her story made me smile.

Overall, North Pole High was an entertaining read that had me laughing and rooting for the underdog. If you want an adorable romance centered around the Christmas spirit, you've found your book. It is perfect for the holidays!

Egg Nog or Hot Cider

Angel or Star (Tree Topper)
Star. :)

Warm Cozy Fires or Snow Pods
LOL. Snow Pods!

Red or Green

Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
Christmas Eve. (My dad is so tired when he gets back from delivering all those toys, so we have to be super quiet around the house on Christmas Day.)

Real Tree or Fake Tree
Real, duh.

Fudge or Cookies

Candy Canes or Peppermint Milkshakes
Ooh, that's almost a trick question. Candy canes!!!!

Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and toy distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus , is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books, maybe even some fiction. :)

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Amy said...

This sounds like a really fun and cute book. I love the sounds of it. Great review!!

Sandy S. said...

It sounds like a cute Christmas story and I liked your review. I wonder what Rudy had to offer Candycane that she wasn't getting from Tinsel or if she just felt sorry for him( two years is a lot to throw away). Thanks for the review.

Emily said...

This seems like such an adorable book! Star for me too, definitely. :)

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