Samstag, 24. Dezember 2016

[English Saturday] The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig ReviewAre you guys as excited for christmas as I am? I promised you another special book for today and I would like to keep my promise. My last review talked about Father Christmas' real story, which Matt Haig wrote down. Sadly, Father Christmas had trouble to repeat his plan to present a gift to every child in the world. Luckily, one brave girl helped to save christmas and kept this tradition alive for all of us. I am glad to be able to wish you all a Merry Christmas due to this brave little soul.

Title: The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
Genre: Children's Book
Hardcover: 400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-78211-857-2
List Price: £ 12,99
The first christmas brought hope and happiness to many children, but after the year passed most children forgot about those joyful times and hope is slowly fading. However, without hope there won't be another christmas as magic depends on hope. In order to save christmas father christmas is looking for the girl that used to have the most hope in her, but her tragic fate changed a lot during a year.
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig Review

I enjoyed A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig a lot and was excited to see what life had in store for Father Christmas and the elves. The sequel did not disappoint me and I loved it just as much. I loved the old characters and the newly introduced. The most important being Amelia Wishart, whose name suggests a hopeful soul already. In the first book I admired the young Nikolas for his bravery and ability to believe in the good and magic even in the darkest of times. Amelia is different and actually stops believing in magic, when life gets rough. Well, in her case rougher than before. Her life has been overseen by poverty and hateful superiors from the upper class - which reminds deliberatley of a tale told by Charles Dickens. Her depressing life still didn't make her stop hoping, but another stroke of fate and the consequences resulting from this made her hopeless at last.

But even though Amelia isn't as resilient as Nikolas was, she is just as likeable. I sympathized with her a lot and felt her depression. I know I would have lost faith aswell. The real adventure for Father Christmas begins the moment the fading hope is gone for good. His quest to find Amelia is literally filled with stops and gos in time. We meet famous characters on his way that are more than happy to support his quest. I loved those little cameos and would love it even more to tell you, who you are going to meet, but I want you to be able to experience that for yourself. But I guess if you have read British children's books before, you know of at least one of these characters already.

The title already gives away that Amelia is actually able to save christmas and the tradition that goes with it. But the story doesn't end with christmas being saved, because Elfhelm needs saving too. Pixies, trolls and other creatures are destorying Elfhelm and it seems like they were sabotaging christmas and the elves. The adventure for Amelia, Father Christmas and another new friend continues. As it is a kids book our heroes are successful and we can continue to spickledance all night long.
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig Review

How did I get hold of my copy? I bought the box set online.
Why did I read the book? I found out about the book due to the release of the German edition. I fell in love with the book instantly and decided on the English edition, when I found the box set.

A victorian tale in which Father Christmas is not established yet, but due to a brave little girl, who has to restore hope, the future tradition of christmas can be saved. It is just as beautiful as the prequel and the perfect read for the christmas season. A heartwarming story, which shows the importance of magic, hope and caring for each other.

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