Teenage Book of the Month
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Winter Romances
by Holly Black (and Eleven Others)
Edited by Stephanie Perkins.
Published by Macmillan, 2014.
For the season that’s in it, My true love
gave to me : twelve winter romances by Holly Black (and eleven
others) is just the relaxing Christmas read to keep you warm inside.
With a long list of famous and some not so famous, Young Adult authors,
there’s the perfect opportunity to read what you like whilst dipping
in and out of this book. The selection has all the themes of today’s
teenage books, love and heartbreak, friendship and relationships, the
ordinary and the supernatural.
Each story contains pathos and hope, and in all of them you will find
characters who learn some valuable lessons about life, love, and themselves.
Stories like It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown
by the editor herself or Star of Bethlehem by Ally
Carter have a definite Christmas theme. Hanukkah, the winter solstice,
and New Year's Eve also feature to complete a collection that you will
not only enjoy this Christmas but may whet your appetite for some of
the contributing authors’ books in the coming year.