- Release Date
- November 2012
LGBTQ, Young Adult Romance
Ryan is assigned to Jamie Peterson for his class's secret gift exchange. If word gets out that he has to make a handcrafted gift for flamboyant and openly gay Jamie, Ryan will be the laughing stock of the school. It's a good thing no self-respecting boy would be caught dead in a craft store, because otherwise he'd be at risk of being spotted when his mom drags him to her weekly craft workshops. He hopes Jamie will appreciate all the trouble he's going to for this assignment. Finding the perfect gift is gonna be tricky. Jamie deserves something good, though, after all the crap he has to put up with at school. At least, Ryan tells himself that's the reason he's putting so much thought into the gift. It couldn't be that he has feelings for Jamie, could it?
Dec 25, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
205 people found the following review helpful
This way too short story was more than a pleasant surprise with adorable characters, solid story and absolute cuteness just bursting at the seams.
It must have been a trick of faith that Ryan gets stuck with making a Christmas gift for the flamboyant and openly gay classmate Jamie in a school project. It's definitely not his first choice, not that Ryan has anything against Jamie. He just doesn't want to be the center of attention the same as Jamie by simple association. Still, with all the stuff Jamie puts up with at school, he does deserve something special…
And so it goes into the embarrassing, funny as well as adorable while Ryan tries to make that perfect gift at his mother's craft workshop and still stay anonymous while slowly realizing his continuing guilt for hiding his friendship with Jamie has little to do with his morals, but rather with who he is.
SOCK IT TO ME, SANTA! was one of those stories that have all the potential for making you feel good. It brings back memories of those high school crushes and awkward situations all of us had found ourselves in at one point or another, but the author pulled it off so well it is likely you will read through every single moment and desperately want more. The same as I did.
This wonderful story deserves all the attention it can get and Madison Parker is an author you have to add to your to-read list. It's mandatory.
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