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Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories
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Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories

by Hailey Abbott, Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Nina Malkin
 
Snuggle up beside the fire with this juicy collection of four different, but equally sizzling, winter romances.

Glittering white snowflakes. The handsome blond ski instructor. The sparkle on a cashmere skirt. Hot cocoa and kisses in front of a crackling fire. The holiday season is the ESSENCE of magic...and romance. Four of today's bestselling teen authors --

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Snuggle up beside the fire with this juicy collection of four different, but equally sizzling, winter romances.

Glittering white snowflakes. The handsome blond ski instructor. The sparkle on a cashmere skirt. Hot cocoa and kisses in front of a crackling fire. The holiday season is the ESSENCE of magic...and romance. Four of today's bestselling teen authors -- Melissa de la Cruz (THE AU PAIRS), Aimee Friedman (SOUTH BEACH), Hailey Abbott (SUMMER BOYS), and Nina Malkin (6X) -- bring us delectable tales of love and lust and holiday cheers (and tears) in this one-of-a-kind collection that teens will devour faster than a plate of Christmas cookies.

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PW Mistletoe Abbott, Hailey (Author) Four short stories center on love during the holidays, ranging from a Jewish girl who finds the guy of her dreams while working as a department store elf, to a supernatural story about a hot celebrity who learns what

Booklist Gr. 7–10. Four YA authors wrap their stories in the December holidays. In the first, Aimee Friedman brings Hanukkah and Christmas together as a Maxine finds love in a department store. Hailey Abbott's heroine, Aria, is welcoming her best friend

Publishers Weekly
Four short stories center on love during the holidays, ranging from a Jewish girl who finds the guy of her dreams while working as a department store elf, to a supernatural story about a hot celebrity who learns what is really important one New Year's, after meeting a mysterious girl. Of this quartet with familiar themes (holiday loneliness, redemption in the new year), de la Cruz's twist on Gift of the Magi is perhaps the best of the lot. Her smart updates involve Jimmy Choo shoes and Kelsey's determination "to look just as good" as the rich snobs attending her friend Gigi's Christmas Eve/Sweet 16 party. Readers will sympathize with Kelsey, who overhears the rich girls making fun of her clothes, and will be touched when it's Kelsey who learns the lesson. Readers may well predict how each tale will end, but enjoy them just the same. Ages 13-up. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Norah Piehl
This collection of stories from four of the most popular young adult authors will be certain to get teens in the mood for holiday romance. In Friedman's "Working in a Winter Wonderland," Maxine (who's Jewish) reluctantly takes a job as a department store elf to get close to her crush and score the perfect dress for the New Year's Eve party, but ends up finding a most unlikely prince. In "Have Yourself a Merry Little Breakup," Abbott writes a story about a good girl about to commit the ultimate betrayal when she finds herself falling for her best friend's boyfriend just before the holidays. In a very LA kind of story, Malkin's "Scenes from a Cinematic New Year's," TV star Connor Moline makes a New Year's fresh start with a very natural, very un-Hollywood kind of girl. Finally, in "The Christmas Choos," de la Cruz updates "The Gift of the Magi" when social climber Kelsey must choose between impressing the girls in her clique with the perfect pair of shoes and buying the perfect gift for her boyfriend. As fluffy as a Christmas snowfall, these four flirty stories will appeal primarily to fans of these popular author's full-length novels.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This confection serves up a quartet of satisfying selections chock-full of relationship drama and perfect party dresses. With settings from New York to Hollywood, and from high-end department store to the neighborhood mall, these fast-paced stories contemplate the meaning of "that special someone" at Christmas and Hanukkah, be it a boyfriend, a best friend's boyfriend, a sibling, or a ghost. Laced with a liberal sprinkling of love, lust, and longing, this collection will leave readers seeking out the mistletoe themselves. Sparkling good fun for the holidays.-Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439863681
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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Hailey Abbott

Hailey Abbott is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the SUMMER BOYS series. She grew up in California but now lives in New York City...but still loves nothing more than writing while on the beach.

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