I’ll Be Home for Christmas Anthology – Book Review

I’ll Be Home for Christmas Anthology – Book Review

I’m a bit late with this review, but I got here in the end! Over Christmas, I took part in a read-along for I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a festive short story anthology with the theme of “home”, with my friends from The Little Contemporary Corner. We aimed to read one story a day (I got a bit behind – oops) from 11th to 24th December. I took part in a little blog tour for this which you can read here. I’ve already reviewed Juno Dawson’s short story, Homo for Christmas, and this time I’m back to review the whole book!

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a festive short story anthology by various YA authors. I'm sharing my thoughts on each story, as well as the book as a whole.

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

Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon, Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah.

£1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity. To find out more about Crisis, see www.crisis.org.uk.

The anthology has a whole range of stories. Some I loved, some were OK, and some I couldn’t finish. It’s one of the reasons I like anthologies of short stories. I could dislike some stories and love others, whilst others might have the complete opposite opinion! I’ll briefly review every story in the book, as well as the book as a whole.

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Homo for Christmas by Juno Dawson // I’ll Be Home for Christmas #TLCCReadAlong

Homo for Christmas by Juno Dawson // I’ll Be Home for Christmas #TLCCReadAlong

IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!! How exciting! Christmas is always my favourite time of year, without fail. I just love everything about it. For the past couple of years, since I’ve had my blog, I’ve read festive books on the lead up to Christmas and it’s made me get even more excited! This year, my friends Sarah and Sophie at The Little Contemporary Corner have been hosting a read-along of the festive anthology, I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

I've been taking part in a read-along for short story anthology I'll Be Home for Christmas. Here's my thoughts on Juno Dawson's story, Homo for Christmas.

The anthology features short stories by a whole range of YA authors (see all the names in the image above). As part of TLCC’s read-along, they’re also hosting a mini blog tour where a few of us will review a short story each. Since falling in love with Juno Dawson at YALC this year, I’ve wanted to read all of her books, so naturally I chose her story to write about.

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