Countdown to Christmas #16
Welcome back to another Countdown to Christmas book recommendation! I may have missed last week, but nevertheless, I’m back! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.
Today’s pick is The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand!
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.
And then she died.
Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.
Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.
But this year, everything is about to change. . .
I read The Afterlife of Holly Chase on a whim a couple years ago when it was first released. Honestly, the only reason I picked it up was because I wanted to read something that was YA and Christmas and I had pretty much read every other YA Christmas book out there at the time. This book really blew me away! It’s a Christmas Carol retelling, but it’s done in such a fun and unique way. The Afterlife of Holly Chase was really heartwarming and refreshing. I absolutely loved it. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good Christmas story!
What’s your favorite retelling of A Christmas Carol?