It Won’t be Christmas Without You by Beth Reekles
Eloise, a self-confessed Christmas obsessive, can’t wait for the big day. Devoted to her Michael Bublé playlist, she’s organising the school nativity play and even her gorgeous Grinch of a neighbour, James, can’t get her down.
Her workaholic twin sister, Cara, on the other hand, plans to work over the holiday – and figure out what secrets her seemingly-perfect boyfriend George might be keeping from her.
The sisters used to be close but since Cara moved to London, everything’s been different. Only, Eloise isn’t giving up just yet, and with a white Christmas on the cards, Cara can’t fail to be moved by the magic of the season … can she?
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Cara, with her workaholic attitude struck a bit of a chord with me. I've been known to suffer from that particular affliction, too.
However, the story is about more than missing Christmas - it's about the choices we make, the importance we put on special occasions and the love of our families. This is a journey of discovering what is really important.
About the Author
Beth Reekles is the YA author behind the 2018 Netflix smash hit movie, The Kissing Booth.
Beth first published The Kissing Booth on Wattpad in 2010, at age 15, accummulating almost 20 million reads before it was published by (Penguin) Random House in 2012, along with her other YA novels, Rolling Dice and Out of Tune. She has also published a short story with Accent Press called Cwtch Me If You Can.
Her work as an author saw her named as one of TIME's 16 Most Influential Teenagers in late 2013, and shortlisted for several awards, including the 2014 Queen of Teen awards.
She now works in IT while maintaining her career as an author, and runs a blog where she talks about life as a twenty-something and offers writing advice: http://www.authorbethreekles.com