I found this quote for this book: “Everything you can imagine is real”.
This new revamp of this book is very evident. The author totally rocked the cover, it says so much on its own. The stories I’ve read in the first edition were good, but you can tell the author revisited his story and tweaked them. The characters get inside your head because it’s not hard to imagine their story. My feelings were all over the place with Patrick’s story, so many people can relate with him on trust issues.
The last story is new to me, “The Night” The author scared the daylight out of me with this one! A child’s imagination makes for a great read, or is it Anna’s imagination? A big house with creaky floorboards, a child crying wolf all the time. Now Anna’s faced with a decision to run to her father and tell him of her suspicion or let her family be stabbed to death. It’s a very well written book that you’ll enjoy reading because everyone has something in common with the characters.
A tiny town, a gross injustice! Teenager Chris Bullet is beaten with a bat by four bullies because they thought he was gay. In this awesome novel you’ll read about his coma state of mind, where he can see or read what’s going on in his loved ones and friends lives. I can’t imagine being able to do that, don’t know if I’d want to. Right from the start the author gets intense, page after page of raw emotion. I was thrown into the lives of these characters, some I didn’t like, some I felt sorry for, all being told by Chris in his coma. The author does a outstanding job with this story! I’ve read his books, all of them well written thought out stories. This one was his first full novel!! I recommend this book to anyone who likes intense stories with strong characters.
In this Christmas story, we have six different well written and thought out stories. They are not your tis the season stories. Their about the reality for some people at this time of year, not everyone enjoys this time. Justin is real in his characters and story lines. I’m not saying their all dark stories, some are happy with realty in them. Candycanes, stocking and presents isn’t what it’s all about for some. I think there is a lot of people who can resonate with this book. I adored all the stories because they are real. I recommend this book to all who want a real Christmas story about different meanings for this season.