This is the story about a man and a boy one December. A man whose life is changed by a simple expression of kindness, and a boy who takes that expression of kindness and shows the true meaning of Christmas.
Where to start? Usually I don't think to make notes about the book I'm reading unless I'm actively reading it for review. This was mostly for fun, since I saw it in Barnes and Noble and wanted it.
I originally picked this up because I thought it'd be a lot like Caroline B. Cooney's "What Child is this?" Not only was it pretty different, but it was different in a good way. It still has that element of points of views from the gift receivers/givers, and the storyline itself had real meaning. The characters were well developed and you ended up cheering for everyone by the end, even the "bad" guys.
All in all, this is an awesome book to read by itself, but if you want MY opinion:
Read this book with:
- Paper Angels by Jimmy Wayne playing in the background
- A cup of hot chocolate (or hot beverage of your choice)
- As a companion to Caroline B. Cooney's What Child is This?
- and a box of tissues.
That's all! I loved this book and would gladly read it 100 more times.