"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan
This story started out so good. First of all I am sucker for gay relationships in stories. Second of all I loved the main character’s humor.
“Yes, little girl,” I say. I am very conscious that this makes me sound like the Big Bad Wolf, so I cheer it up about halfway through, which makes me sound like the Big Bad Wolf after three Red Bulls.
Third I loved the main character’s interaction with little Riley and deeply hurt Lana. But the main character’s insecurity about his relationship left me confused and a little bit sad. That’s not something I enjoy in a Christmas story.