Sock it to Me Santa by Madison Parker is short and sweet as it tells the story of a Secret Santa exchange. Ryan, who is in the closet, must make a gift for Jamie, who is openly gay and harassed for itTitle: Sock it to Me Santa
Author: Madison Parker
Publication Date: November 12, 2012
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?
BOOK REVIEW: SOCK IT TO ME SANTA by Madison Parker
I enjoyed the theme of family, and the interactions Ryan has with his mom are adorable. However, as it is a novella, the plot felt very rushed, and I wasn’t able to get to know the characters as much as I would have wished. As well, there are so many homophobic remarks/actions in the book. I understand that the point is to educate others and show that this is wrong, but I don’t feel like Sock it to Me Santa pulls this off very well. It just didn’t feel like a very Christmassy read to me.
25 thoughts on “Sock it to Me Santa by Madison Parker”
This one sounds super cute and sweet! I cannot wait to check it out as well
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I agree! I hope that we both love it! 🙂
I don’t easily pick up this genre but I have to admit it does sound like a great read. The synopsis definitely pulled me in! And the cover too! 😀
Right?! I love the cover, too! 🙂
I was caught right away by the title, fun cover and opening line!
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Same, Laura! I can’t wait! 🙂
Oooh this seems just a fantastic one. I can see her falling LOL
Ha! I have high hopes for it! 🙂
This sounds really good! I’ll have to check it out.
I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
I haven’t heard of this book but it really sounds good! Thanks for sharing it! :
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Its one that I just recently discovered myself! 🙂
This sounds like a lot of fun, and a debut novel as well. I hope it’s awesome!
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There are some really great debuts this year! 🙂
I haven’t heard about this one before but it definitely sounds like it will have an interesting family dynamic! I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out!
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I think so, too! 🙂
I am all about reading this one too. Honestly, I will read all contemporaries from Swoon, because they are usually great for me.
I agree completely with your response! Swoon is a real go-to pub for me, too! 🙂
This sounds so good. I always love books that focus on family and I’m curious about what her other rules are. Great pick!
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Me too! Should be a fun story! 🙂
Awesome Post. I enjoy looking at the Wishlist Wednesday to see whats there.
Thanks, Judy! 🙂
This book resonates with me, and i look forward to reading it. Something about this just gets my attention
Its getting closer and I keep seeing this book pop up and the more I do, the more I want to read it. These are the days I miss my blog, and the ARC game. But the ARC game and the blog game, it is too much for me now. I can’t take time anymore. But STILL!
Interesting, this reminds me of an anime for some reason,. ha! good read