North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans
Date of publication: November 6th 2013
Number of pages: 234
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review.
Date finished: 3rd November
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.
Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.
She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.
But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.
A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
North Pole…Elves…Zombies…’Nuff said.
The plot of the book is pretty much explained in the title. A reform school in the North Pole for people who ruined Christmas. I tell you, that’s a pretty cool school.
North Pole Reform School was a really heartwarming, Christmassy book. It wouldn’t fail to get anyone in the mood for Christmas. I just adored the characters…Miseltoes (love that name), Luke, Emily, Huugo, Navi, Tinsel.
Yes, you read the first sentence correctly. There are zombies in this book at the North Pole. This must be a first for fiction history. Everyone who would listen, or pretend to, wouldn’t hear the end of invisible ducks, zombies at the North Pole and red cube jokes.
The reindeer were so cute. I loved lessons involving them. It had to be my favourite lesson.
North Pole Reform School was a light and fun read. I also loved Not Pretty Enough, also by Jaimie Admans, and I can see Jaimie rapidly becoming a favourite author. I’d love there to be a continuation of the story. The ending was really cool too – I couldn’t stop smiling!
North Pole Reform School is perfect for the festive season. Cute, funny and quirky – I love this book to bits!
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Goodreads author bio:
Jaimie is a 27-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.
She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She writes mostly chick-lit and young adult. Kismetology is her first novel and there are plenty more on the way!