I get what Dickens was doing here but I didn t really enjoy reading it. Super cute book written from the perspective of very imaginative children Quite fun and still Dickens esque. A Holiday Romance is a collection of four short interconnected stories written from the point of view of four children The children are on holiday and are living out their fantasies, which come from all manner of adventure and romance stories and involve everything from weddings to courts martial, to pass the time With this work, Dickens seeks not only to entertain but to advocate for freedom of imagination and fancy I only read the title story novella Holiday Romance Not sure what Dickens was going for, but I found it a bit tedious and didn t really enjoy the read It was made of four parts, stories by each of the four children characters of their romance, but the whole thing could have done with a better context I was expecting the thing to at least sum up at the end or give it some remedial morality. This was an odd collection of stories all written from the points of view of children of various ages All the stories are very fanastical with the children imagining themselves in different grown up situations such as married to one another, or as pirates terrorizing their grammar teacher, or as the parents of THEIR OWN parents who they call them their children and they send them away to boarding school It s all quite amusing once you get into the swing of what s going on but it s no This was an odd collection of stories all written from the points of view of children of various ages All the stories are very fanastical with the children imagining themselves in different grown up situations such as married to one another, or as pirates terrorizing their grammar teacher, or as the parents of THEIR OWN parents who they call them their children and they send them away to boarding school It s all quite amusing once you get into the swing of what s going on but it s not really holiday ish or romantic so if you think you re picking this up to read about a Christmas romance, you re barking up the wrong pine tree A cute little short story told from the perspectives of four children ages 6 9 Each child makes up a story about being a sea captain, or living in a land without grownups, having a magic godmother, or simply playing with their friends It s whimsical and cute, but has no story structure at all The narrative is sweet, and the writing is a delight, but the characters are flat with no development.A quick little read, but nothing special. Charming Nobody told me that Dickens is fun. Utterly charming short stories written by four children The language and humour is so utterly Dickens, but the way in which they re written truly seem as if by children The stories reflect the social standings of the day, wherein the boys have adventure and the girls have romance, but the boys also have romance in their own way, and the girls also have adventure in their own way I often forgot they were not actually written by children at all.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Utterly charming short stories written by four children The language and humour is so utterly Dickens, but the way in which they re written truly seem as if by children The stories reflect the social standings of the day, wherein the boys have adventure and the girls have romance, but the boys also have romance in their own way, and the girls also have adventure in their own way I often forgot they were not actually written by children at all.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy First story 3.5 5Second story 1 5Third story 2 5Fourth story 4 5