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Author: Dickens, Charles + Wright, Brett
Publisher: Random House
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9780399550645
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Scrooge #worstgiftever (OMG Series)

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“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is given a social media redesign by imaginative author Brett Wright in this trendy retelling of the holiday classic. Through text, Facebook status updates and posts, chats, and emoticons, a new generation can be introduced to the story of the cantankerous workaholic and miser, Scrooge, who has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. This humorous updated version stays true to Dicken’s nineteenth century original narrative, although the format is pared down to basics, making this a quick read. A cast of characters as well as a glossary of the text-speak acronyms and emojis is helpful to those unfamiliar with text messaging.

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