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Secret Santa (edition 2007)

by Sabrina James

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Title:Secret Santa
Authors:Sabrina James
Info:Point (2007), Edition: 1ST, Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
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story was very obvious ( )
  Diavoletto | Jun 12, 2013 |
This book is a great book about a high school doing a mediatory secret Santa and all the secret Santa will be reviled during the Christmas dance. Everyone is so exited about it an almost everyone receives the name that they wanted. A perfect chance to have some holiday romance. During the week people left presents in the classes for there secret Santa. Ryan gave a gold angle ordainment to his secrete Santa and crush. Some girls gave fresh homemade choc let chip cookies to theirs. While another popular girl give a homeade bandanna to her, but then she saw him open it and did not like it. Soon everyone found out that the most popular girl in the sophomore class was buying gifts for herself. What a shocker! After a week of suspense, the dance was her e. As people started tell how there is secret Santa. One girl found out that her secret Santa was her Boyfriend. Simon, a jockey, fell in love with his best buds secret Santa! He found out that she liked him to.
I really enjoyed this book because of two reasons: the first is the holiday spirit and holiday drama. While the second reason is because in the end everyone is not lonely on this holiday vacation, all except the sophomore girl that bought herself gifts. She ended up with a bowel of red punch dumped on her! ( )
  khooper | Jan 19, 2011 |
You guessed it, this is part of my Christmas Reading Challenge. This is my 4th book in the challenge. I am having so much fun with this. While the books haven’t been as great as I’d hoped, I am still glad I’m taking part.

In Secret Santa, we delve into the lives of a group of high schoolers. And, as you can tell by the title, the whole school takes part in Secret Santa. They all draw names from a hat and while some are happy with their choices, others make sure theirs are pre-chosen.

Noelle is our main character. She is a sophomore and has a HUGE crush on her neighbor Charlie. He’s a senior and one of the most popular players in the school. Although Noelle picks Charlie’s brother’s name out of the hat, she still buys gifts for Charlie. Ryan (Charlie’s brother), on the other hand is doing some great things for the person he picked, they are just a little confused about who is buying for whom.

Lily is Noelle’s best friend. Over the summer, she suffered a really bad breakup but is working really hard to make her Secret Santa happy. Lily is buying presents for Connor, who is the boyfriend of the second most popular girl in school, Shawna. But Lily keeps getting her wires crossed and buying presents that Connor is not a fan of.

Instead, Lily’s presents are more suited for Simon. He is the boyfriend of the most popular girl in school, Amber. But Amber isn’t sure if she still wants to date Simon, so she pre-chooses someone who is uber hot in hopes of getting a date.

And finally, we have Celia. Celia moved from California and somehow got stuck being friends with Amber and Shawna. She doesn’t really “like” them per say. She does as she is told, dresses as she is told and likes as she is told. Until now. She drew Jake’s name out of the hat and is bound and determined to get a date. But one of Jake’s co-workers, who is sadly named Froggy, gets gifts for Celia. He feels the way for her that she feels for Jake.

Ok, as confusing as that is - it is much easier than the confusion in the book. The Secret Santa swap sounded like a good idea when I first got the book, but the more I read into it, the more I realized it wasn’t that great of an idea. People were getting mad about their boyfriends and girlfriends getting gifts from others, some were trying really hard to get the perfect gifts and others just left theirs out completely.

Every couple of pages the main character changed. Right as soon as you’d get into the presents that Noelle was getting, you’d be thrusted into the crappy presents that Connor was getting. You’d be pulled out as soon as your got sucked in.

I thought this book had promise and you always knew who you were reading about, but there were so many characters, it was very easy to get confused. And while it ended happily for most, there was just so much drama and confusion throughout, it didn’t end happily with me.

I give Secret Santa two bookmarks. ( )
  kariannalysis | Dec 14, 2009 |
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

It's Christmas time and North Ridge High School has decided to take this as an opportunity to do a school-wide Secret Santa.

Best friends Noelle Kramer and Lily Norris are indifferent about this idea. Noelle takes it as a chance to finally connect and tell her longtime crush/next door neighbor, Charlie Grant, that they are meant to be together. Lily wants nothing to do with love or romance, since just before school started her boyfriend, Jason, decided to dump her for another girl.

Celia Armstrong is the new kid in town, but once she moved in she instantly became popular when Amber Davenport and Shawna Westin decided to befriend her. Unfortunately, Celia never wanted to be popular. She would rather have friends that didn't judge what she wore or made her do things she never wanted to do. Just like Noelle, Celia saw Secret Santa as the perfect opportunity to tell her crush, Jake Morrisey, that she really liked him. Even though she surprisingly picked his name out of the bag, she knew Amber and Shawna wouldn't approve of him.

Amber and Shawna both have boyfriends already, but the one bad thing about them is that their boyfriends aren't seniors. Shawna is fine with her boyfriend, but Amber wants to be able to snag an upperclassman.

All five girls have their own motives, but will they end up with what they wanted? Tis the season to be... confused!

SECRET SANTA will put you in the Christmas spirit, even if it is only October. A quick and quirky read, Sabrina James makes you guess throughout the entire book on how the events will turn out. The perfect stocking stuffer and/or a book you can read by the fire with loads of hot chocolate nearby. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
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Romantic novel with Noelle and her friend Lily, and many other charecters.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439026954, Mass Market Paperback)

A tale of love, romance, confusion, and Christmas perfectly timed for the holiday season.

Noelle, a hopeless romantic, just knows that her gifts have to be from her senior crush! And geeky Froggy thinks the game is the perfect way to get super-popular Celia to fall for him...except she thinks his gifts are from Jake, the school's resident bad boy, and starts to crush on him! Romantic mishaps abound, but all is revealed the night of the Winter Dance, where there's more than one surprise waiting under the mistletoe!

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When Shawna finds out that someone is sending her boyfriend presents and Froggy plays a trick on Celia to win her heart, a series of mishaps and misunderstandings arise that finally get resolved on the night of the big Winter Dance.

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