Another book that I read during the HoHoHo Read-A-Thon and if this book doesn’t make you go HoHoHo then you have to resign yourself to Grinch status. This is just the book to read yourself into a Winter Wonderland.North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Adams
on 6 Nov 2013
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Source: Kindle Freebie
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Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.
Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.
She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.
But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.
A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
My Recap of North Pole Reform School :
Mistletoe (Misty) has been banished to the North Pole so the Elves can teach her the importance of Christmas. There along with 4 other equally bah-humbug recruits, she learns to appreciate the meaning of Christmas.
First Line of North Pole Reform School:
“It started with a purple moose.”
My Thoughts on North Pole Reform School:
This book is jammed tight with funny lines and images and I snort laughed my way through it. Even now I’m reading lines here and there for this review and I’m laughing all over again. It is corny and cute and full of feel-good cheer.
Misty who hates Christmas even though she was born on Christmas Eve is a snarky teenage with an outer layer of attitude. Just beneath the snark though is a loving heart and a lovely girl who just needed to be set straight as to the magic of Christmas. And you might think the Elves will teach her that but I think Luke is the one who really thought her to think beyond herself.
Luke is another unwilling pupil in the reform school and he is also witty and rebellious. Together they make a fun team and the romance between them builds slowly but surely in a romantic, heart-warming way.
The setting is what I adored about this book. Think of all the Christmas movies that involve North Pole and Santa and you get a image of where this book takes you to. It was so atmospheric and full of unexpected surprises….I mean I wasn’t expecting zombies in The North Pole! One of the Elves is full of sayings that at first seem wise but are totally meaningless and I loved everyone of them.
Overall this book made me smile over and over, and has put me in to a happy Christmassy zone! So hopefully that means no purple moose will appear at night to whisk me away to the North Pole!
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Who should read North Pole Reform School?
If you are in need of a shot of Christmas Cheer, my recommendation is to grab this book and your Christmas beverage of choice and settle in for a fun evening.