"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

01 February 2013

Sock it to Me, Santa!

Parker, Madison. Sock it to Me, Santa! Smashwords, 2012.

Ryan, a closeted gay teen, has a homeroom teacher who insists on "team-building" activities to help her students get to know each other better.  For the holidays, she chooses to do a Secret Santa gift exchange where the students must make gifts for each other over the weeks preceding Christmas.  Ryan is devastated to discover that he has selected Jamie - an openly gay, Kurt-esque character - as his recipient.  He despairs of finding appropriate gifts for Jamie.  In the end, Ryan discovers that perhaps he has feelings for Jamie.

This short story reads a lot like an episode of Glee.  If you are willing to suspend your disbelief and expect miracles within a short time span, the story is fun.  Not uber-believable, but fun.

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