The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt

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A thirteen-year-old girl spends her first holiday away from home completing a scavenger hunt that takes her across Europe in 12 Dares of Christa, the first contemporary novel from Marissa Burt, author of Storybound.

Christa is a holiday junkie. What’s not to love? There’s decorations! Gifts! Caroling with friends! But thanks to her parents’ recent separation, Christa’s favorite time of year is now filled with heartache. And when her mom announces that she’s taking her on a mother-daughter trip to Europe over winter vacation, Christa knows she should be excited. She just can’t imagine spending the yuletide season without her dad.

However, waiting at her hotel in Italy is a special package from her father: the first of twelve dares that take Christa to landmarks in three beautiful countries and introduce her to people who will show her that hope is alive in the strangest of places. 

Funny, genuine, and feel-good to the core, The 12 Dares of Christa is one fa-la-la-filled adventure that fans of Wendy Mass and Lisa Greenwald will love.

Title : The 12 Dares of Christa
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ISBN : 0062416200
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Mary ★ rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 23, 2017

Rating: 2 / 5 Summary: Christa loves Christmas, and looks forward to celebrating it with her family every year. This year was supposed to be no different; however, things take a turn for the worse when her parents suddenly announce that they’re getting a divorce, and their plans to visit Europe as...

Leah rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

I love the cover; it's so cute. Like the story, which I enjoyed. Although, I was hoping for a slightly different ending. I liked the dares. They were silly and fun. It took place at Christmas, which is what I liked best about this story. I liked the cities (Florence, Paris, and London), too. They...

Jenny rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2017

Heartfelt and humorous, this book is amazing. I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of this, and I plan to read it again. Europe, the holidays, and a scavenger hunt, it's the perfect book for snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate!

Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

4.5. I LOVE this book! this is a perfect middle grade holiday book, and a good choice for the preteen ages of 11-14!

Kristina rated it ★★★☆☆

December 17, 2017

An easy, cute holiday story. Love the cover and the story idea, it was a bit too young for me (Christa is 13) but I liked the style of the book and reading about Europe.

Lindsay rated it ★★★☆☆

May 09, 2017

The 12 Dares of Christa is a lovely juvenile story depicting divorce, parental relationships, friendship, and first love. Christa and her parents usually prepare a multitude of plans for the Best Christmas Ever once November 1st arrives. Everything goes according to plan until her parents drop a...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

'The 12 Dares of Christa' by Marissa Burt is a sweet story of friendship, determination, strength, and forgiveness. Main character Christa is taken aback when, as she starts with her yearly Christmas preparations, she finds that her parents are throwing her a pretty large curveball - they're divo...

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

June 04, 2017

E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Christa loves Christmas, and has extensive plans covering everything from decorating to socializing. Even though her family is going to Europe for the holiday because her mother is touring in a play, she knows they can still have an awesome holiday. Right be...

Erin rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 12, 2017

Review based on ARC received at the 2017 Yallfest. In defense of The 12 Dares of Christa, I do not think I am the target audience. I am 32 years old and definitely do not fall within the recommended age range (8-12). But that's part of the issue I have with this novel --- it doesn't know what its...

Carissa rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

I loved this novel, with its sweet holiday story and genuine emotions. Although I was given this book to preview, this is one I would easily see myself picking up at a book store to add to my personal collection. I would definitely recommend this to my middle school friends. I found this novel mo...

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