Hello! I just recently read (or rather heard) A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. This is my first audio book that I have read and it was great. There are four CDs and it's 4 and a half hours long. It may be just a few days before Valentine's Day, but this book is perfect to read any time of the year.
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him.
Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . .
The characters were interesting and the story really got my attention. I loved that there were some twists to the story and it was not your typical Christmas story. I think this book is great for older kids (8 years old and up) and perfect for middle school aged children, but it is great for adults as well. I definitely recommend this book. As I said before, this is the first audio book that I have listened to and the voice sounded great. I definitely plan to listen to some more audio books.
Have you read A Boy Called Christmas? Do you listen to audio books?
Thanks for visiting!
Until next time...
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.