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Ex-mas

by Brian, Kate, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA BRI
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA BRI
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F BRIAN
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F BRIAN
 
 
Summary
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Two Exes. One holiday adventure.

Merry Ex-Mas?

Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.

Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau -- a.k.a. Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.

It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lila Beckwith is counting down the days until Christmas vacation. Her parents are going out of town for the weekend, her college boyfriend is coming home, and she is throwing the party of the holiday season. All she has to do is watch her eight-year-old brother, Cooper. Of course, everything goes wrong when Cooper squeals the plans to their parents and Lila has to cancel the party. As payback, Lila traumatizes Cooper by telling him the North Pole is in danger from global warming. Cooper and a buddy set off to save Santa, leading Lila and her loner ex-boyfriend Beau on a cross-country journey to bring the boys home. Readers will likely not be surprised that Lila and Beau discover they still have much in common and rekindle their romance. Pop-culture references (High School Musical, Lady Gaga, etc.) will quickly date the book, but readers looking for a lighthearted, happily-ever-after romance to read over their own holiday break will enjoy the ride.--Yusko, Shauna Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When 17-year-old Lila's plans to throw the party of the year are derailed by her third-grader brother, Cooper, her revenge involves a news article about melting polar ice caps, which strikes terror into his Christmas-loving heart. So when Cooper and a friend head for the North Pole to save Santa, Lila must chase the kids up the Pacific coast with her indie rocker ex-boyfriend. Readers will easily predict the story's trajectory-this is the stuff of romantic, made-for-TV holiday specials-which is as conventional and crowd-pleasing as the candy canes on the cover. Ages 14-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Christmas stories.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster BFYR,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Exmas
Xmas
Audience 014-up.
Language English
Notes "A love/hate story"--Cover.
Description 216 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781416991519 (pbk.)
1416991514 (pbk.)
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