Sock it to Me, Santa!

Rated 4.00/5 based on 7 reviews
Ryan is assigned Jamie's name for their class's secret gift exchange. He wants to give Jamie the perfect gift because he feels bad about the way all the kids tease him for being gay. At least, he tells himself that's the reason. It couldn't be that he actually has feelings for Jamie, could it? More

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Words: 13,290
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301456376
About Madison Parker

Madison Parker grew up in Germany where she feasted on Gummibärchen, wandered through the woods on many a Volksmarch, and dreamed of one day living in a castle on a mountain with a boy who knew how to rock a pair of lederhosen. The Fates had other plans for her, but she’s not complaining. Although she aspired to be a writer at an early age and often wrote poems and short stories for fun, she pursued a career in teaching. Madison has a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees in the fields of Mathematics and Education. She has taught both middle and high school and enjoys working with young adults.

She has a passion for math and art, and likes to dabble a bit with web and graphic design. She also has an affinity for all things geeky (read: Star Trek and TRON). Although she is extremely left-brained (logical, rational, orderly), her artistic, creative side never ceases to flail around in a desperate attempt to be noticed. Madison now spends her days reading, writing, solving math problems, and playing with her feisty German Pinscher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, her pup, and her troop of sock monkeys.

She began writing LGBTQ fiction to help address issues of bullying and low self-esteem in our young adult populations. Madison’s short story, SOCK IT TO ME, SANTA!, explores one boy’s struggle to come out in a hostile school environment. Her debut novel, PLAY ME, I'M YOURS, takes the reader on an emotional journey in search of love and self-acceptance.

Reviews

Review by: Agaton on Jan. 18, 2013 :
Sock monkey and rainbow spider, that's what you will get for Christmas. Oh! And a lot of fluff, which gonna make you smile.
That was the cutest story, which I had an opportunity to read recently. Seriously.
So maybe everything was happening too fast. Maybe the change of Ryan's attitude was rather abrupt. Maybe the ending was unbelievable. So what?
It's Christmas time, everyone needs something sweet.

Read it back in December :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Signe Oxoniensis on Jan. 13, 2013 :
A delightful read. I particularly enjoyed the portrayal of the mother, supportive but not overly forceful, just quietly there in the background.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Evelina Landin Dillner on Jan. 04, 2013 :
A very sweet story. The plot was uncomplicated enough, yet interesting, and I found the main characters very likeable.

The only minor complaint I have is that it felt a bit rushed towards the end; I think it could have benefited from being a few pages longer. But that's really the only thing, apart from that I really enjoyed this lovely story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Byron Croft on Dec. 10, 2012 :
Way to cute... I'm not a fan of the short story concept.. Every now and then one works and this is one of them.

The characters pop out of the page and into your mind well. The secondary characters worked well too.

The story. Very sweetly written just with all shorts, I want to know MORE. Really can't see any disjointedness in the story. A great concept that worked really well. And novel use of plot material..

Thanks Madison.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Whans Bee on Nov. 17, 2012 :
I needed to add the stars.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Whans Bee on Nov. 17, 2012 : (no rating)
Thanks a lot for the opportunity to read this free of charge!
This is my kind of story, made of fluff, dreams and rainbows, needless to say, I loved it. It's like an early Christmas gift XD.

My favourite passage of writing, has to be the beginning of Part 2, when Ryan was just recognising his feelings for Jamie, and he felt as though he was seeing him everywhere. Loved that bit. Also, so many other sweet touches that gives this story its identity, including strong characters unafraid of standing out.

Very Lovely
XOXO
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: gaear on Nov. 14, 2012 : (no rating)
Hello! Thank You for the code for have Sock it to Me, Santa! free. It was very kind of you because i love your story, it's very cute !! ^^
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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