Sunday, December 15, 2019

Back to Christmas - by Dennis Canfield: Book Review

Title: Back to Christmas
Author: Dennis Canfield
Pages: 128
Publisher: Well-Spoken Books
Release Date: August 1st 2019
Genre: Christmas, Fantasy
Format: Kindle

It is a short read, and by that I mean don't expect depth of character for anyone in the story. It would be best read as a family out loud book around Christmastime. It's cute and nice, but simplistic, almost cliche: a happy end that finds little to no resistance to happen. If it had been a longer novel, I would have enjoyed more depth, more exploration of the going-ons at the North Pole and South Pole (RC is more interesting than Santa, if you ask me). RC as well as the atypical elf who is in danger of losing his Christmas spirit adds diversity to the all too familiar world of Santa Claus. However, everything is very predictable, but for a quick middle grade read it could pass. The book could also be a starting point for deeper conversations. I wish there was more to this, to be honest.

It was my first Christmas book of the season, and I am glad I started with this one since it eased my transition into the season.

I received a free e-book copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed here are my own.

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