The 12 Dares of Christa
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The 12 Dares of Christa

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"Inspiring, cozy, and full of heart!" --Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 Before 12 and the Pink & Green series

A thirteen-year-old girl spends her first holiday away from home completing a scavenger hunt that takes her across Europe in 12 Dares of Christa, the first contemporary novel from Marissa Burt, author of Storybound.Christa is a holiday junkie. What's not to love? There's decorations! Gifts! Caroling with friends! But thanks to her parents' recent separation, Christa's favorite time of year is now filled with heartache. And when her mom announces that she's taking her on a mother-daughter trip to Europe over winter vacation, Christa knows she should be excited. She just can't imagine spending the yuletide season without her dad.However, waiting at her hotel in Italy is a special package from her father: the first of twelve dares that take Christa to landmarks in three beautiful countries and introduce her to people who will show her that hope is alive in the strangest of places. Funny, genuine, and feel-good to the core, The 12 Dares of Christa is one fa-la-la-filled adventure that fans of Wendy Mass and Lisa Greenwald will love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 297 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 25mm | 363g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062416189
  • 9780062416186
  • 1,226,029

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PRAISE FOR A SLIVER OF STARDUST: Burt employs highly descriptive world building and plenty of action. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" PRAISE FOR STORY S END: Hits the ground running. There are a lot of compelling plotlines, and the book ends with an all-out bang. --ALA Booklist" PRAISE FOR STORYBOUND: An appealing fantasy. Strong writing and interesting characters make Una s journey enjoyable, and the overall result will have readers on the lookout for the planned sequel. --Publishers Weekly" A richly imagined world. Readers will enjoy the mind-bending fun of puzzling together small details. --ALA Booklist" Readers who love fantasy may see an opportunity to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and unravel the plot, which twists and turns in on itself, with happy surprises. --Kirkus Reviews" With its unique twist (her roommate, for example, is a snooty Snow White), Una s adventures should charm those who enjoy fairy-tale reboots, and the cliff-hanger ending could ensure demand for a sequel. --School Library Journal" PRAISE FOR A SLIVER OF STARDUST: "Burt employs highly descriptive world building and plenty of action."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books PRAISE FOR STORY'S END: "Hits the ground running. There are a lot of compelling plotlines, and the book ends with an all-out bang."--ALA Booklist PRAISE FOR STORYBOUND: "An appealing fantasy. Strong writing and interesting characters make Una's journey enjoyable, and the overall result will have readers on the lookout for the planned sequel."--Publishers Weekly "A richly imagined world. Readers will enjoy the mind-bending fun of puzzling together small details."--ALA Booklist "Readers who love fantasy may see an opportunity to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and unravel the plot, which twists and turns in on itself, with happy surprises."--Kirkus Reviews "With its unique twist (her roommate, for example, is a snooty Snow White), Una's adventures should charm those who enjoy fairy-tale reboots, and the cliff-hanger ending could ensure demand for a sequel."--School Library Journal "I dare you not to love this heartfelt and funny book!"--Jenny Lundquist, author of The Charming Life of Izzy Malone Inspiring, cozy and full of heart--The 12 Dares of Christa is absolutely lovely!--Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 Before 12 and the Pink & Green series "Dare you to try to put this fabulous book down!"--Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series "Inspiring, cozy and full of heart--The 12 Dares of Christa is absolutely lovely!"--Lisa Greenwald, author of 11 Before 12 and the Pink & Green series
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contemporary;tween;christmas;scavenger hunt
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65 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 18% (12)
4 34% (22)
3 35% (23)
2 11% (7)
1 2% (1)
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