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Not a Cheery Holiday Read
on December 19, 2012
Ever since Bradley Bartelby was born he's been a very bad boy. Every year at Christmas he makes a giant list of what he wants but he always gets the same present from Santa.....socks! His immensely wealthy parents buy him everything he wants anyway but he wants Santa to bring him presents like everyone else. So this year he plans on making a trap to steal all of Santa's presents. Throughout the year he puts dynamite in the chimneys, trains tigers, and cuts trapdoors creating one big Santa Trap out of his house. Of course his plan backfires and he gets caught in his own traps.
This was definitely not a cheery, holiday book. Bradley was one greedy, angry, and determined little kid. I was a little disappointed with the ending. By the end of the book we don't know if Bradley has learned a lesson or if he will go back to his same old bad boy ways.