[Kindle] A Mistletoe Kiss by Katie M. John
3 stars and a little on the weaker side I liked this butI liked having an atypical heroine Not just geeky but autistic and socially anxious I found Lara really likeable and not just because I was predisposed to because of her name And the story wasn t so much of a romance as it was a girl trying to figure out teenage life I really wish we d had time to go through that with her it is only 70 pages after all There were enough story threads that would have made for a really good full YA novelMason I guess the H was a little bit of "A NONENTITY PARTIALLY BECAUSE OF LARA S VIEWPOINT AND "nonentity partially because of Lara s viewpoint and because of the writing I really wish we d seen a little of him from Lara s view to make the ending a little satisfyingMy biggest complaint was with the writing While overall it was a cute stor. A SWEET CHRISTMAS ROMANCE TO WARM YOUR HEART High school dating prom committees And The Popularity Ladder Are the popularity ladder are hard enough to navigate when you're sixteen years old but throw in some funky Autism and general geekdom and the game of life plays to a whole different set of rules Lara has never uite found her place that was until she began volunteering at the local animal rescue shelter But with Chris. ,
Y there were several things that were lackingirritating The ending was a bit abrupt I d love to have had a little post Prom Like I said the ending was a bit weak and it would ve been nice to have had a little As for the irritating things where was this supposed to have taken place It talks about States and soccer so one assumes US but there were some very British terms used that were jarring US ids use backpacks not rucksacks for example rucksacks are much bigger packs to us like what soldiers use on ruck marches And we have coolers Not Cool Boxes It S Parlor Not Parlour And I cool boxes It s parlor not parlour And I "Never Heard An American Say Someone Is "heard an American say someone is eating the way a couple people did in this story Looking it up that s a UK usage from the area where the author grew up Biggest one was right off the bat though. Tmas approaching the shelter faces its hardest winter yet and it might be that both Lara and the collection of abandoned animals find themselves with nowhere to call home And if that wasn't anxiety inducing enough The Winter Prom is just around the corner and Lara finds herself suddenly with a prom date she has no idea what to do with; even though she's dedicated uite a bit of time studying the perfe. ,
No American id collects rubbers unless they re really really weird Those are condoms in US "JARGON I HAVE NO ISSUE AT "I have no issue at with writing a story someplace you ve never been how else would we get fantasy for example But make sure you re familiar with terms and slang because it is very jarring when things don t fit And in this case it wasn t "necessary the story would have worked just as well set in the UK where the author could have written natural "the story would have worked just as well set in the UK where
The Author Could Have Written Natural CharactersSo A Cute Storyauthor could have written natural charactersSo a cute story and light holiday read And a good intention behind it too I think it might have left of an impact about autism is the story was a little developed maybe built into a full novel enough time to draw in the reader to really connect with Lara and if the reader wasn t distracted by incorrect slang or term. Ct High School romance between the beautiful Madison Green and drop dead gorgeous Mason Jonas But a girl like Lara could never get a boy like Mason Jonas could she NOTES 50% of the profits from all sales and downloads of this Christmas romance novella are going towards an 'Autism and Girls' project; providing educational material research and sensory resources to schools in the authors' local communi.