The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After Eddies dad died three years ago his mom took on multiple jobs just to make ends meet, but this year Eddie is determined to get a bicycle for Christmas. But all Christmas morning brings is an ugly homemade sweater.
Eddie takes his anger and frustration out on his mom for what "she's" done to him.
But when she is killed that night through a tragic set of circumstances Eddie can't let go of the fact that he didn't tell her he was sorry.
He let's his anger begin to control him, until he doesn't even know who he is anymore. Not knowing how to deal with the past he decides to ignore it and shut out everyone associated with those past memories, especially his grandparents.
Eventually he is miserable, he has deeply hurt the people around him, he is consumed in his own guilt, anger, and self-pity. Although he wants to change he is too afraid to face the storm that now stands between him and forgiveness.
This is by far my favorite Christmas book!! It is a dramatic and emotional story that I couldn't imagine not reading every Christmas. I can't recommend this book enough!
Even if you do not agree with Glenn Beck's political views, don't let it keep you from reading this book, there is nothing political at all in The Christmas Sweater.
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