The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand

“Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,” she explained. “They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.”

Book title

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Author

Cynthia Hand

Date published

24-10-2017

Date started

05-12-2021

Date finished

29-12-2021

Page count

400

Stars

3

Summary

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

My review

It is Christmastime! Time for a Christmasbook! This book gives off the best Christmasvibes, the story is inspired by the classic ‘scrooge’, which we all know! Holly Chase is, no, was a scrooge. She didn’t change and died. This is why she now works at a secret company; Project Scrooge. Every year they ‘save’ a scrooge. This year it is a boy. A 17 year old boy. Not at all the classical scrooge! Holly goes on an investigation and takes you with her in this story. Her assistant, the other members of Project Scrooge and everything she embarks makes this a lovely story! I did expext another ending, but this was great too!

Quotes

“Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,” she explained. “They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.”

“But love doesn’t always have to be about the happy ending. Love can be about beginnings, too.”

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