North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus

by Candace Jane Kringle


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Meet sixteen-year-old Candycane Claus.

She's the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?

BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!

When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross'd teens must contend with her overprotective father - Santa Claus - before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!

"Engaging from the first page to the last. Has the makings of a Yuletide classic." - A.O. Bibliophile (

"A Christmas favorite to be read year after year." - Alyson LaBarge (

"High school with a Christmas twist." - Alexandra (

"Oh-what-fun-it-is-to READ!" - Gina R (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615681917
Publisher: elfpublished books
Publication date: 09/14/2012
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 1,338,831
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and toy distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books.

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North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
itsJUSTme-wendy More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness this book was cute cute cute cute cute! Yes, it was over done, but... can a Christmas book really be over done? This story was nothing but fun. I truly enjoyed reading it and I am so glad I chose it to be my first Christmas book! Everything about this story drips Christmas, including the names of the people - Candycane, Snowflake,Johnny Toboggan, Silentnight, Sugarcookie, Tinsel, Douglas Fir, and Rudy Tutti. This cast of characters is just as cute as their names, but don't let the "nice" of Christmas spirit fool you, these kids are a little naughty too! And to add to the fun of this story there are also characters such as Chefy the Penguin who is the family cook, Mr. Polar Bear the high school teacher, Flip and Flop the two puffins who are hilarious, and Elves who get high on elfnip (but only during the mating season)! During the story they do not seem like animals or comical characters they seem like real people and I kept forgetting that they Chefy was really a penguin, he just seemed like part of the family. There are quite a few twists and turns and a great ending, that I kind of suspected a little, but not enough that it ruined the story. This book must sound very silly and it is but in a good way. It is very fun, Christmassy, sweet, adventurous (in a teen kind of way) and cute. Here are few of my favorite lines - "Begging your pardon, Mrs. Claus, but this doesn't look anything like lox." We examined our plates. Each of us had been served a humongous bagel with a hot, steamed Christmas stocking spilling out the sides. Chefy snickered. "Oops. My bad. I could not find no recipe for this "lox" so I assumed you'd said socks." "Let me tell you something about Vixen. She strips off her coat and scarf the minute she enters a building like she's on a fashion runway, and no matter how freezing it is, she's always wearing short skirts and tight belly shirts and, please, who still dresses like that after seeing how it worked out for Britney Spears? Hopefully Vixen will shave her head too." THE ALL-IN-ALL - All in all this is a great book to read at Christmas time. It is very whimsical and magical. It is silly and fun but with a touch of seriousness and sadness at times. This is a clean - no swearing, no sex. It does have light suggestive language, but not bad. I think this would be a great book for young teens to adults. I think a girl around 13 or 14 would love this story!
TracieC More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute Christmas story. I was expecting cutesy, but the level this author takes the cute walks the fine line of unbearable. The vocabulary the author created to tell this story was incredibly detailed. Her commitment to her story telling style never wavers. Candace Kringle is Santa Claus' teenage daughter. This is her coming of age story. She has a wacky and interesting group of friends that get themselves into some North Pole size trouble. Candy meets Rudy, the new boy. Rudy moves to the North Pole with his dentist father (and boy do they need one). Rudy is the North Pole version of a bad boy. Candy and Rudy are paired up for a school project. Hijinks ensue and love blossoms. Candy, Santa and the whole town learn to see people for who they really are in order to save Christmas. This was an enjoyable holiday read. I would especially recommend for middle school ages. 
MariaD1 More than 1 year ago
Fun Holiday Read I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. A modern holiday take on Romeo and Juliet, Candace Jane Kringle's North Pole High: A Rebel Without A Claus is a tasty holiday treat. With well developed characters, fun dialogue, plenty of fantasy and a forbidden romance, this YA Romance captured my attention from the first page. Set in the North Pole where everything has truly come to life, and occasionally not as you would expect, this story is guaranteed to put a smile on any Grinch's face! CandyCane Claus is part of the North Pole royalty. With the most famous man as her father, she's the most popular girl in high school. Dating Tinsel, the half-elf boy most girls think is better than "hot chocolate", she's got the world literally in her palm. A good student and a good daughter, who has just realized her father isn't too comfortable with her becoming a "woman", CandyCane suddenly finds herself interested in Rudy Tutti, the new boy in town. A new resident to the North Pole, Rudy Tutti has just enrolled in North Pole High. The son of the new dentist in town, he's different from every boy CandyCane has ever known. Dressing in combat boots and drab clothes, Rudy sticks out from every boy in the crowd, falling for the most popular girl something he didn't count on. When CandyCane and Rudy are paired together for a school project everyone is surprised at how well they gel along. Especially her father, Santa Claus, who's not prepared for the way his daughter changes. Trying to split them up, Santa suddenly finds his life complicated and out of control. Ms. Kringle did a wonderful job developing her characters and bringing them to life. The romance between CandyCane and Rudy was well blended into the story and we got to see that being the daughter of Santa Claus is not just a life full of perks, each member of the family has responsibilities which play a part in the success of the holiday. While CandyCane was somewhat spoiled and led a privileged life, it was good to see her willing to embrace someone who could show her something different. Will CandyCane and Rudy's star crossed romance work out? And will Santa Claus be able to make sure this Christmas is a wonderful as those of the past? You'll have to read North Pole High: A Rebel Without A Claus to find out. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
GHott More than 1 year ago
UGH! Candycane is in shock! Sure they need a dentist at the pole but did he really need to bring is no-style gloomy son? Really!? And what's a girl to do? Especially since she's The Big Guy's daughter, Candycane must be nice until... well, until the only chore she has is to remember she already has a boyfriend. Can she stop these insane thoughts before she ruins her perfectly crafted life? Hott Review: This book was amazing! It absolutely astonished me how the author could utilize so many different hilarious Christmassy puns on every page. Yet, each page managed to capture the heart of a group of fun-loving teens and their trials of growing up. What I didn't like: The food was so sweet it made my teeth ache! The only other thing was that it was so `Legally Blonde' or `Clueless' that I could only read it for an hour or so before needing to take a break... I did enjoy picking it up again though! (I do know that if I were still a teen that this would be in my top 10 books)