What I will NOT be buying my child for Christmas...unless they are bad.

Sara - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Chr...



Here's the review...



In Beck's debut novel, the conservative talk-radio host (An Inconvenient Book) makes a weak attempt at a holiday classic in the vein of It's a Wonderful Life. Despite his single mother's financial hardships, 12-year-old Eddie is certain this Christmas he will receive his much-desired Huffy bike. To his dismay, what he finds under the tree is "a stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that his mother carefully modeled after those she can't afford at Sears (one of four places she keeps part-time jobs). After he insults her and tosses the sweater, Eddie's mom takes them to his grandparents' farmhouse for the rest of the day. On the drive home, Eddie's exhausted mother falls asleep at the wheel and crashes into TK, dying instantly. Sent to live with his grandparents, an increasingly bitter and angry Eddie lashes out at his accommodating guardians, engages in typical teenage angst and grapples with belief in God in the face of all his woes. For all his focus on traditional family virtues like respect, love and forgiveness, Beck's lightweight parable cruises on predictability, repetition and sentimentality.

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Sara - posted on 11/02/2009

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You know, that totally makes sense Laura...he wears red too...it's all adding up...

Isobel - posted on 10/31/2009

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I don't want to spoil the ending or anything...but suffice to say...Santa is a communist.

Dana - posted on 10/30/2009

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The creepiest thing of all is that people will actually like this book. More of a halloween gift I would think.

JL - posted on 10/29/2009

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Sara, I am going to have to report you for child abuse...that falls under the standards of cruel and unusual punishment and SCOTUS has ruled against that.

Esther - posted on 10/29/2009

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LMAO - I just saw the title of the post and the VERY first thing that came to mind was "Glenn Beck for Babies". I had no idea there actually was such a thing - hahahaha.

ME - posted on 10/29/2009

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This is funny...I got three rush limbaugh books for christmas one year from a conservative friend who knew i would not appreciate them in any way...not sure what he was thinking...I wouldn't read this crap for a million dollars!

JL - posted on 10/29/2009

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If someone dared to get me this as a gift....well in this case it would not be the thought that counts. I would only deserve such an awful gift if I went on a murderous spree, robbed a bank, blew up a building, and sold vital intelligence to the highest bidder. My daughter who is in first grade wrote a story for school yesterday about a pumpkin named Jack and her story was far more creative.

Jenny - posted on 10/28/2009

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If anyone ever gave me a Glen Beck book it would be in the recycle bin so fast you're head would spin.

Sara - posted on 10/28/2009

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This actually gave me a really good laugh today...oh man...GB is SO creative! **eye roll**

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