Cherie Reads

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus - Candace Jane Kringle Reading this book was like eating your favorite candy. It's fun and sweet, you just can't help but smile the entire time, and you can't stop eating it until it's all gone. This is a really fun Christmas story. The characters and setting are cartoonish and colorful and fun in the best way. The details really make this book come alive. From the food (marzipan-glazed turkey stuffed with bubblegum, anyone?) to the character names (Snowflake, Silentnight, Johnny Toboggan) to the anthropomorphic penguin chef and polar bear teachers, I felt like I could really see this world and it's characters in all it's quirkiness.This was a quick read. Candy falls for the new boy in school, Rudy, who doesn't have the same love of Christmas as everyone else in the North Pole. Is he a Scrooge or is there something deeper going on in his heart? Candy and Rudy get into all sorts of trouble along the way - including meeting the Abominable Snowman and dealing with elves high on 'toe (that's mistletoe to you and me). The plot was exciting and fun and there were a lot of laugh out loud moments. The writing is filled with clever puns and word usage that really made this a joy to read and kept a smile on my face,Candy's story is a very sweet Christmas story of redemption and finding your Christmas Spirit. It's about coming-of-age and learning to trust your own heart. It's also about growing up and letting go of childhood to accept responsibility while still retaining the magic that lets you believe in Santa.This book has all the makings of a holiday classic. It would make a fantastic movie and I would love to see these characters brought to life on the big screen. I can see this book becoming a fun holiday tradition for many readers and I would love to read more about Candy in the future. I was hooked from the very first page and couldn't put it down. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light, fun holiday read and for those with Christmas Spirit.Note: I received a copy of this book for free as a part of the promotional book tour organized by Bewitching Book Tours. This in no way influenced my review. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.