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North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus


North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus by Candace Jane Kringle (aka Candycane Claus)

This story follows along Candycane Claus’ Junior year at North Pole High. Candy is one of the popular kids, dating the cutest guy, having the most powerful father, and being the one teen who is expected to have the utmost amount of Christmas cheer at ALL times.

But Candy is 16. She is going through changes. Her father, the head honcho, Santa Claus himself, should be able to handle his baby girl growing up right? Only those of us who live in the “inbetween” of the poles experience fathers who can’t accept their only baby girl dating boys right? Only the inbetweener fathers can be blinded by rage and misplaced judgment right? Nope!! Candycane Claus goes head to head with her father in this story of love, betrayal, and growing up.

Sometimes, the words that are used in the book to describe things are a bit much. Though, I do like the phrase “he is so hot chocolate” when describing the looks of the boys in the school. Other than that, it can sometimes be a little much.

I did enjoy this book, and I got a little teary at the end when Santa realized he was a jerk and almost ruined Christmas for EVERYONE in the world!

I don’t think I will give any more than that. If you decide to give it a look, be mindful that it is written from a “16 year old boy crazy” girl’s perspective and you have to place yourself in that mindset. It was the perfect Christmas love story for the holidays!


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