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Mary's Son (2010)

by Darryl Nyznyk(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
Cross Dove Publishing
review 1: Mary’s Son is about an eleven year old girl who is lonely. She lives in a mansion with nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. She is seen as a bright and beautiful girl and angry at the world. On the other side of town, in a slum called the “sink”. Jared Roberts is a main leader of his gang and barely survives broken families and a hardscrabble existence. Jared is also a person who is angry at the unfair world, and he tends to do something about it to change it. He has Sarah’s mansion in his sights for a Christmas burglary that will show the world who he truly is and why he is so powerful. In the novel comes this weird little man named Nicholas. He intrigues Sarah and Jared but scares those responsible for them. Nicholas tries to change both... more Sarah and Jared. He tries to take away their anger and the destruction that will follow. However he cannot move them with just desire. Finally he moves both the two young people to another time and place. Where a long ago Christmas teaches them the true meaning of life in a way they never imagined. The point of the novel is to show you two different characteristics with two different lifestyles but with the same thoughts. Nicholas changes both their lives by taking them to a place that will change their lives. The reason he did this was because he was tired of seeing both these teens upset of their lives. Jared is a girl that has everything from a mansion to pretty much anything. Nicholas sees this and dislikes the fact that she is upset with her life. The point of this novel is to show people to be happy and not angry with their lives.
review 2: I actually enjoyed this book in the beginning, but it just went downhill in the last 1/4 of the book. The characters were a little stereotypical. I liked that the author was trying to combine Santa with the true meaning of Christmas. The problem came because the actual part in the book with the birth of Christ was rushed, and not described as well as the rest of the book. Because of that, the book fell flat to me. But, when I read that this was a story that the author had told at a young girls' sleepover party, it all made sense. It did feel like a bedtime story that your dad would tell you. Just not quite good enough to be published for the rest of the world, in my opinion. less
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A really Christmas-sy story! And it focused on the real meaning of Christmas. I loved it!
Couldn't put it down. Great story about the true meaning of christmas.
Really cute Christmas tale in the spirit of Miracle on 34th St.
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