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“The Christmas Sweater” book review

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on November 26, 2008

Well, it’s not often that I get to read a whole book, much less buy a book.  I recently bought, gasp, a book and read THE WHOLE THING!!!!  It had nothing to do with children or cooking or housekeeping or anything like that!  The book is a beautiful story about a boy who gets a hand knitted sweater for Christmas instead of the bike he wanted.  It is a tale of how his life is changed dramtically and how he comes to terms with those changes and the fact that he is 13 makes it all the more dramatic because as an adult, I can see how destructive his decisions are and it makes my heart ache for “Eddie”.   This is a cryer, so don’t read it unless you are not wearing make-up and you are alone…unless you don’t mind others seeing you in a sniveling, runny mascara look.  It’s sad and happy and it’s the happy part that made me cry…Funny how that happens, huh? 

The book is 284 pages, but the pages are very short…like 3 pages equals one normal page in a regular novel…so it’s a fast read.  I bought it at Sam’s club for 12 bucks and it was well worth it.  I want my hubby to read it…but, we all know how likely that is!  The book is by Glenn Beck and he is an awesome writer and a radio talk show host.  I love his show, although I don’t get to listen to it very often. 

So, if you find yourself with a few extra bucks and want to read a great story, go out and read this book…you’ll be glad you did!

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