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


Mar ✨ 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...

Faith :) rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2018

Hmmmm 3.5/4. This book was not at all what I expected. I LOVEEE Marissa Burt’s Storybound series soooo much!!! This book was good, but had quite a few things that weren’t my favorite. There were several questionable words that I didn’t love, Christa (the main character) has terrible anger issues...

Laura rated it ★★★☆☆

December 23, 2017

I will admit this holiday book was just not my favorite. I really did not love the main character and felt was she was not well-developed and was rather annoyed me throughout most of the novel. But the concept of this novel made me love it. I enjoyed all the dares and also all the international s...

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...

Becky rated it ★★★☆☆

December 05, 2017

Pretty cute middle grade that reads a lot like a contemporary YA with a younger protagonist (she's 13).

Ashley rated it ★★★☆☆

January 01, 2018

This is the first review of the new year (YAY!) and while I had planned to have this be the last book of 2017 that just didn't end up happening, but that's okay cause I still get to tell you what I thought about it. Christa is our main character that has just been told that her parents are getting...

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