This is such a terrible, horrible, awful song. How many times have I been stuck in a store at Christmas time...or anytime after October 3rd, considering how early radio stations start playing Christmas music, and this terrible, horrible song comes on and there is no escape.
I almost didn't want to read Last Christmas because I was afraid that this song would somehow leak into my brain.
Another aside. Why is the picture of the cover so small? It is really tiny.
Ahem...back to the book, a prequel to Private. It follows Ariana Osgood and what held her to commit the heinous acts she committed later. Ariana is a psycho. This is true. Hearing her story doesn't give her a pass. It definitely proves she is not as psycho as Margaret Simon, though. Ariana invents her own twisted excuses for the things that she does. Margaret doesn't even think it is necessary to invent excuses.
In Last Christmas Ariana and bad-boy Thomas Pearson are snowed in on the campus of Easton. I loved this part. How cool would it be to have most of a private school campus all to yourself and the campus bad boy? Very cool. Ah but everything goes terribly, terribly wrong.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.