The Afterlife of Holly Chase

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

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After being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, Holly Chase chooses not to mend her spoiled ways. Upon her death Holly discovers her selfishness has caused her to work for eternity as a ghost of Christmas past. Every year Project Scrooge saves another miserly grouch, and Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. But this year, everything is about to change....
Topical Term: Christmas stories
Death
Ghost stories
Paranormal fiction
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062318503
0062318500
Branch Call Number: YA
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 22 cm

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A huge perk of having a wealthy, movie-director father who lives in Malibu, California, and a fashionable yet recently deceased stepmother? Raiding your stepmother’s closet, of course. And after Holly Chase goes on a power trip on the family maid on Christmas Eve, it’s no surprise that she’s visi... Read More »


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OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand is a retelling of the classic story, A Christmas Story, but with a twist. Holly is not like the original Scrooge b/c she does not mend her ways and is forced to serve as the Ghost of Christmas Past and try to save others from the same fate as her. I thought that this was an great twist to the original story. I think this book like the original story shows how it's never too late to mend your ways and think about others.

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darladoodles
Jan 23, 2018

This book surprised me. It is full of strategically placed quotes and references to the Dickens classic. Even more importantly, the spirit of that classic shines through brilliantly in this YA novel. Holly Chase is Scrooge while also acting as the Ghost of Christmas Past (GCP) for the sixth year in a row since her death--a failure for Project Scrooge. This book has a little Hollywood, a little time travel, a budding teenage romance and ethical dilemmas galore. Recommended!

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adom2717
Jan 05, 2018

I liked this take on A Christmas Carol. I expected the ending to go in a different direction, so i wasn't too happy with it. I will state that even though i didn't like the ending i will give the author props for changing this up and not making it so predictable

kirstd31 Jan 04, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun holiday read with a great ending.

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thebritlass
Dec 21, 2017

A very creative take on a Christmas classic - bookmark it for the next holiday season!

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OPL_KrisC Apr 06, 2018

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