My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this fun, nostalgic story about a fifth grade boy in the 60′s. It read kind of like a mash-up of A Christmas Story and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, but the “Christmasy” part is really only in the last third or so of the story. I loved the audiobook version and while I don’t normally mention or even notice things like this, there is some swearing in the context of 10-12 year olds testing the boundaries, so if you have a problem with that kind of thing, this probably isn’t the book for you. It isn’t so much a listen along with the kids kind of book, but if you’re like me, you’ll laugh along as Felix finds his way through fifth grade, the mysteries of French kissing, dirty jokes, and all the trials of growing up.