When Sophie gets dumped by her boyfriend right before winter break for not being fun enough, 10 of her family members decide to set her up on one blind date each. This book is the perfect read to get started on once Halloween ends. Here's why.
Huge extended family (and the craziness that comes with it!)
Includes evil cousins, crazy aunts, a meddling grandma, and the whole family being super gossipy and allowing the main character no privacy
Whether in a bad way (living Nativity with a screaming baby and farm animals that like to chew on her blinking costume) or a good way (puppy parade at a hockey game- and she could play with them in her box seats!)
A lot of the dudes, though not perfect matches for Sophie, turn out to be genuinely nice.
You really see the closeness of Charlie, Olivia, and Sophie, and how well they vibe when they're together.
Sophie steps out of her comfort zone and takes on crazy challenges.
Having all the kids line up outside the living room and building up their anticipation before opening presents while Nonna drinks her decaf, for instance.
Christmas in Louisiana
Relatable for people who spend Christmas in warmer climates.
Sticking it to an ex
Sophie's family continually tags her ex in photos where she's having fun on her dates.
Get you a family that goes bowling as Grease versus Game of Thrones.
An adorable romance
I admit I called it the second time he was mentioned, but you're gonna have the best time seeing their relationship develop.