Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas in aid of Crisis

Challenge criteria: A book with multiple authors


The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

Image via Goodreads

Image via Goodreads

What I liked:

I absolutely loved these short stories, the perfect reading material for the Christmas season. Some of my stand outs were

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past by Non Pratt
  • Routes and Wings by Lisa Williamson
  • Homo for Christmas by Juno Dawson

The book is great for dipping in and out of every now and then. You can read it all in one sitting, or return to it several times across your reading life.

What I didn’t like: 

Some of the stories won’t be for everyone, but there’s always the threat of that in an anthology.

Out of five?:

Four. A fantastic collection of short stories perfect for the Christmas season. Great for returning to every now and then, and really shows the true meaning of home.


2 thoughts on “Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas in aid of Crisis

  1. Homo for Christmas melted my heart, completely agree that not all the stories will be for everyone but like you say that’s the beauty of an anthology – there’s bound to be something in there for everyone 🙂

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