Title: The Enchanted World of Honey Moon: A Scary Little Christmas
Author: Sofi Benitez
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Rabbit Publishers
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Honey Moon has had it with the scary stuff, at least for Christmas. She wants Sleepy Hollow to celebrate her favorite holiday like normal people. Honey and her friends, Becky, Claire and Isabela, have one chance to take the holiday back, but it means solving a decade old mystery and ringing some bells. YIKES!
Honey’s hometown is called Sleepy Hollow. It isn’t the famous Sleepy Hollow, though the mayor likes to pretend it is. This means that instead of Christmas, he planned a Halloween festival for the town.
This story reminded me of A Nightmare Before Christmas. The town only celebrates Halloween, like the town in that movie. Honey wants to celebrate Christmas, just like Jack did in the movie.
Honey was a brave and smart character. She’s so smart that she volunteers to help an eighth grader with his essay (Honey is in fifth grade). She also took it upon herself to search for the town’s church bells so she could ring them on Christmas Eve. That was brave of her since everyone else in the town wanted to celebrate Halloween.
This is a great Christmas story for middle grade readers. It teaches you to stand up for what you believe in, even when everyone else wants something different.