Monday, November 17, 2014
Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol - Review
Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Our last look at Tiny Tim was as a little boy on Scrooge's shoulder. Now years later he is a well respected doctor who has let pressures from the other doctor in his firm and society keep him from doing what he set out to do - to do good.
Why I Picked This Book: A story told through Tiny Tim's eyes seemed interesting and so very Christmas-y.
Pros: This was a thoroughly Christmas-y story. Scrooge's part was understated and well done. I liked Tim but even more I liked the supporting cast - Ginny, Bridget, Henry and the others. These were characters I really rooted for and wanted to do well. Watching Tim take a step back from the life he had kind of fallen into and reevaluate where he ended up was nice. His realization of what was actually going on was also fun to watch. The end of this book was really fun and Christmas-y and there were several moments that I had happy tears in my eyes.
Cons: It took a little bit for me to get into this book. The pacing of the beginning was a little off and I was very conscious of reading the "he said, he did, he thought" instead of falling into the story. However, after a slightly bumpy start this improved. The ending was a bit contrived and tied up neatly but it was so sweet and Christmas-y I was perfectly fine with that!
Overall: While there were some pacing flaws this was a lovely and sweet story. It was nice to see Tiny Tim all grown up and to see the aftermath of Scrooge's Christmas Eve lived out by the Cratchit family. A nice Christmas-y read!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely!
Would I Recommend this Book?: If you're a fan of the Christmas Carol and looking for a Christmas-y book I think you would enjoy this.