- Copertina flessibile: 314 pagine
- Editore: elfpublished books (14 settembre 2012)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 0615681913
- ISBN-13: 978-0615681917
- Peso di spedizione: 476 g
- Media recensioni: 5.0 su 5 stelle Visualizza tutte le recensioni (1 recensione cliente)
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North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 14 set 2012
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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.
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Candycane Claus has every reason to be happy. she is popular, lives in a place where everyday is Christmastime, has an equally popular boyfriend and is the daughter of Santa Claus himself. but the arrival of the new boy Rudy Tutti upsets her winter wonderland in so many ways. plus his presence may possibly ruin Christmas for the first time ever in recorded history.
author Candace Jane Kringle's memoir captures the spirit, colors, flavors and magic of everyone's favorite time of the year - Christmas! it transports us to an enchanting world where polar bears, penguins, elves, seals, fairies and humans live in an endless season of joy and good cheer. it also introduces the reader to unconventional recipes and confections, anthropomorphic creatures, North Pole fashion and conventions and a side to old Saint Nick that few have ever heard of or known before.
engaging from the first page to the last, this book is funny, dramatic, serious at times and overall, an absolute delight! it is also very well written and has the makings of a Yuletide classic.
i enjoyed reading every word of this book and i highly recommend it to advance middle grade readers and adults as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy for review. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
A modern holiday take on Romeo and Juliet, Candace Jane Kringle's North Pole High: A Rebel Without A Claus is a tasty holiday treat. With well developed characters, fun dialogue, plenty of fantasy and a forbidden romance, this YA Romance captured my attention from the first page. Set in the North Pole where everything has truly come to life, and occasionally not as you would expect, this story is guaranteed to put a smile on any Grinch's face!
CandyCane Claus is part of the North Pole royalty. With the most famous man as her father, she's the most popular girl in high school. Dating Tinsel, the half-elf boy most girls think is better than "hot chocolate", she's got the world literally in her palm. A good student and a good daughter, who has just realized her father isn't too comfortable with her becoming a "woman", CandyCane suddenly finds herself interested in Rudy Tutti, the new boy in town.
A new resident to the North Pole, Rudy Tutti has just enrolled in North Pole High. The son of the new dentist in town, he's different from every boy CandyCane has ever known. Dressing in combat boots and drab clothes, Rudy sticks out from every boy in the crowd, falling for the most popular girl something he didn't count on.
When CandyCane and Rudy are paired together for a school project everyone is surprised at how well they gel along. Especially her father, Santa Claus, who's not prepared for the way his daughter changes. Trying to split them up, Santa suddenly finds his life complicated and out of control. Ms. Kringle did a wonderful job developing her characters and bringing them to life. The romance between CandyCane and Rudy was well blended into the story and we got to see that being the daughter of Santa Claus is not just a life full of perks, each member of the family has responsibilities which play a part in the success of the holiday. While CandyCane was somewhat spoiled and led a privileged life, it was good to see her willing to embrace someone who could show her something different.
Will CandyCane and Rudy's star crossed romance work out? And will Santa Claus be able to make sure this Christmas is a wonderful as those of the past? You'll have to read North Pole High: A Rebel Without A Claus to find out. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
But let's get back to our review. The book is pretty much your basic story of new boy comes to school, he is supposedly a bad boy, hence Rebel without a Claus...Drag races, fire car crash, should I give it up for the boy, over-bearing father, understanding mother, Knock-Turn Alley errrr.. wait.. ummm the bad side of town, reefer, even a bit of beer.. and of course true love that saves the day, or in this case one very special night.. it is all here a nightmare of teenage angst, nothing new about the tale right?.
A challenge to say the very least, and a challenge met by Miss Candace surpassing my expectations and even making me think a bit at times. It is totally clean, nothing like the above. Even the sexual innuendos are clean, heck the dirtiest thing in this ends up being edible! YES EDIBLE! (you really have to read it to see) The Christmas Miracle? Bigger really is not better, but when it grows? Boy does it grow!
Candace, Candace, Candace. When I saw this tour come across in my inbox, I admit I groaned more than a little, but I had to open it up and find out. When I signed up for the tour with a review, I thought I am only doing this because I had a child go to NPHS, was a SPED driver for the school, and have had numerous dealings with the families and teams, including being one of the "backyards ditch sectors for when hiding from certain... Grinches with a Badge (aka North Pole PD). Yes, I harbored more than one errant child on their dad's snow-machines, NPPD is full of jerks, I know what Candace felt like when she realized Daddy may catch on to the gangs race through town on their Snow Pods (not approved for official distribution for Christmas, so put a lolly pop in it).
Kris Kringle - North Pole, AK (he's in the white pages)
I know I know, I am having way to much fun with this, but I just cannot help it, I am caught up in the magic of the book! We have a penguin that cooks Gingerbread cookies where the boy crumbles and the girls are soft and full of sugar and spice (and Santa uses them to do the gingerbread-birds and the gingerbread-bees after one huge "Santa Clause Interruptus"
Let's look at some of the players in this delightful tale. Just see how clever Miss Candace is. The personalities match the names, this was no mistake
-- Candace Jane Kringle - Sweet, shiny, with pure white and wearing those the rose color glasses just like her signature red stripes. She knows how to give the shine on to her father but fails many times to see beyond her expected behavior.
-- Rudy Tutti doesn't fit any Christmas stocking, but he is like that unexpected toy, such as a new coffee maker (hint-nudge-hint honey!) Totally unexpected and ending up to be the best Christmas present ever.
-- Snowflake - light airy, unique but always fluttering about. Consent, and Candace's best friend
-- Tinsel - annoying and clingy, oh just like real tinsel huh? He looks pretty on the outside but frankly he is pretty much the same each time you forgive him (just like it is every year when you give it one more try) Candace gives him one more try and his shine just doesn't do it for her.
-- Vixen - ummm let's just say her Christmas Tree skirt is one of those cheesy ones fake felt ones from Wal-Mart that never quite fits? She's always in the market for `toe and knows how to ... handle those big, round... buttons on your red suit. (again with the naughty thoughts)
--Sugarplum - OK she is a fairy, she is always a support staff and never the star. Just like when I was six in the Nutcracker, and eight, and nine... one day.. one day I will be *blink oh sorry about that, anyway you see where this is going?
So what can I say that I haven't? Mind you, starting this is a little like the beginning of Christmas season when there is candy in every bowl, and cookies overflowing from the oven, it is a bit to much to take, but once you gird up and keep on keeping the music is never enough, the candy bowl is always needing to be filled and you need just one more batch of cookies. I am totally swept up into the magic of the story. I congratulate this author for really striking out and taking on story so many have and not only succeed in making it completely safe for kids of all ages, but making it a blast for any of us kids closer to 92 enjoy it just as much. Thank you for filling my stocking this year with an unexpected treat Miss Kringle. This former North Pole town dweller knows what she is getting all her friends here in Fairbanks and North Pole for Christmas, so if Daddy gets a few angry calls from your friends parents for some of those adventures you reveal in the pages of your memoir? Umm, Sorry!?
Candy, was a pretty hilarious narrator. She's sweet and funny and a bit sarcastic. She was a total laugh. I can't say that I really bonded or connected with her anyway, but I had lots of run reading from her perspective as she dealt with the horrible things coming her way. It wasn't hard to get into her voice and follow the story. She'll definitely keep your interest with her narrative. The supporting characters were very well done. I enjoyed them, and despite the easy predictability of them, it was totally fun to have them along for the ride.
However, I do think the writing was a little shaky. Oh it was descriptive and not too confusing, but I think that the main issue for me was the texting lingo woven in. Lol's and OMG's were use quite frequently. Not to mention, the first 1/3 of the book, they are heheheing and hahahaing and hohohoing too just about EVERYTHING. Um. Enough laughter. Please!
But, despite that, this book totally made me laugh with the hilarity of the Christmas puns. And I do have to admit that Rudy is a darling, hot boy. It was a very complex relationship but totally adorable. Nothing says problem like a big jolly man to get in the way of your new crush.
(some mild language, kissing and innuendo)