Kid’s Book Review: Merry Kissmas to You

Kid’s Book Review: Merry Kissmas to You

About the Book and Author

This  inclusive contemporary rom-com by Jenni Jennings, published by Scholastic,  will get everyone in the mood for the festival season.

Milly, Robert and Sam usually love Christmas. But this year, they’re all out of joy. Milly is worried about her dad. Sam is desperately trying to avoid her ex, Nadia. And Robert is convinced he’s destined to always fall for girls who don’t like him back.

As their high-school’s Christmas Snow Ball approaches, they are all out of festive fun. But as the snow starts falling and the sleigh bells ring, maybe it’s not too late for a sprinkling of Christmas sparkle after all…

 

 

 

 

Merry Kissmass to You cover

Jenni Jennings went to university aged 39 to study part-time for a degree in Creative and Professional Writing, and for the last 7 years, Jenni has been baking cakes for a coffee shop where she lives. Jenni likes long walks, baking days and is obsessed with stationary. She doesn’t believe in saving things for best and shamelessly wears party dresses to the supermarket! She also writes under the name of Jenny Bayliss.

Book Review

The characters in this book are written so well and even after I’d finished the book, I felt like I could remember every detail of Milly, Robert and Sam

I really enjoyed reading this book. As you can see from the title the book is a Christmassy one, but in my opinion its suitable for any time of year because it includes more than just Christmas.

I really like the way the book got me into the Christmas spirit even though we are still far from it. The language used meant I could still imagine all the weather and other Christmassy things they were experiencing vividly throughout the book.

Milly, Sam and Robert usually have the most festive cheer possible, but this year they all have their own problems sucking out their festive spirit : Milly’s dad( aka the King of Christmas) lost his job and is now this year anything but festive and Milly is worried about him. Sam is still trying to avoid and get over her ex-Nadia and Robert is having trouble finding a girl he likes to like him back. With the sixth form’s Christmas Snow Ball coming up, none of them have anyone to go with so are resigned to going together, dateless but maybe Santa will bring them luck this Christmas.

The characters in this book are written so well and even after I’d finished the book, I felt like I could remember every detail of Milly, Robert and Sam. I liked the way the book was written from the perspective of multiple people, not just the three main characters. This made the story better because it showed the way different people feel about things and the way personality can change the ways in which people react to things. It also made the book better because from writing it form multiple different views it gave the book more detail and you got more about the characters background.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance and or drama in their reading.

I would say you would probably want to be about aged 11 or 12 to read it because of some of the slightly more mature themes in the book.

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Reviewer Profile

Isabelle
  • Name: Isabelle
  • Age: 12 years
  • Likes: football, art and writing
  • Dislikes: mushroom and Star Wars
  • Favourite Book: Ink Heart by Cornelia Funke
  • Favourite Song: Blank Space by Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Film: Legally Blonde