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I’ll Be Home For Christmas

“Home means something different for everyone. Many of us are fortunate enough to count our home as a place of stability, love and safety; others are not so lucky.”



Blurb: “The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home.”

*This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I have always been a sucker for anthologies. I just love the idea of a group of authors being given a particular theme and seeing what wonderful variety of stories are created from the minds of talented people.

This collection focuses on – you’ve guessed it – the idea of home during the festive period. Stripes Publishing have worked with the Crisis Charity for this book as not everyone has the option of being in a loving home this time of year and so some of the proceeds from book sales go to the charity.

The contributors are as follows:

Benjamin Zephaniah
Non Pratt
Marcus Sedgwick
Cat Clarke
Kevin Brooks
Holly Bourne
Julie Mayhew
Juno Dawson
Sita Brahmachari
Tracey Darnton
Tom Becker
Katy Cannon
Melvin Burgess
Lisa Williamson

What I loved about this anthology is that it introduced me to new authors and  every story was different. They all had a different message to put across, different ways a person could spend Christmas (for example,  one of the stories is set in space!) and it just helped show how vast the world is and how no two-people really share the same ideas and it also made me realise how grateful I am for  the things and people I have in my life.

If you’re looking for a festive, Christmas read that does some good in the process, I urge you to pick up a copy of this book.
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