Book: A Boy Called Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
This is my 39th read for the year
This is the story of Nikolas. He lives with his father in the woods with very little to eat or play with, but he is happy. His father tells him one day that he and a group of men are going to the North Pole to find a place called Elfhelm to prove to the king that Elves exist. While he is gone, Nikolas' aunt is put in charge of him. A hateful woman, she makes Nikolas sleep outside and cook and clean for her. After a few months when his father doesn't return, Nikolas decides he needs to go and find him. Thus starts his adventure to find his father, and the elves, and find who he was meant to be.
This is a very cute middle grade book. I saw the movie at Christmas time and thought it would be fun to read the book. The show followed the book nicely. It is a well written book and a fun read for anyone in that 8-12 age range or older. Glad I picked this one up.