Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Short Story Saturday Special Edition: My True Love Gave to Me, It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown
Welcome to Short Story Saturday, Special Edition! Normally each week, I talk about a different story from the collection I'm working my way through and offer up some thoughts. However, with it being the holiday season, I'm going to do a mini-review for these 12 days leading up to Christmas! I'm currently reading My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.
Story: It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Summary: Marigold doesn't have a crush on brawny Christmas Tree Lot Boy, she just needs his amazing voice for an animated film she's working on. At least, that's what she's telling herself when she buys a tree she can't really afford from him.
Thoughts: I am a puddle of warm, gooey feels after this story! Marigold and North both have circumstances stacked against them, which is why the fact that they find each other is that much sweeter. Their personalities are distinct, their banter is fresh and witty, and their chemistry is electric. If I could draw well, I'd be starting on fanart for this one immediately. I want a full length novel, a movie I can curl up with under an afghan and watch over and over again. Or I can just keep rereading this one (and believe me, I will!).