Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (#1.5) by Mason Deaver

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Ben has a plan for the ultimate Christmas present for Nathan. All it requires is taking a large golden retriever from one end of the country to the other. No pressure.
When a snowstorm rocks the east coast sooner than expected, though, Ben is trapped at the airport, and suddenly all their plans for a perfect first Christmas with Nathan are on the line.

This story was just adorable and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read it. It takes part after I Wish You All the Best, which I absolutely adored. As soon as I saw this advertised I knew I needed more stories about Ben and Nathan in my life and jumped at the chance. Their story opened my eyes so much about being non-binary and I’m so glad I read it. This novella was released as part of a ‘pay what you want’ charity donation program, to raise funds for the National Center for Transgender Equality.

This story takes part during Ben and Nathan’s first Christmas together, when Ben is trying to get Nathan’s dog across the country to be with him. I loved Ben’s stubbornness and could definitely relate to it, but also loved the family aspect with Hannah and Thomas and their completely natural worrying.

Even without the coming-out aspects, I was still reminded in a few of the scenes about how important gender identity is, and using the correct pronouns is to people! This was such a heartwarming Christmassy story and I’m so glad I saved it to a few days before Christmas. I’m going to read This Winter by Alice Oseman tonight and I’m so excited!

5 out of 5 stars


May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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3 thoughts on “Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (#1.5) by Mason Deaver

  1. novelfables

    There were so many Christmas books I wanted to read this year, and I didn’t get to any of them! This will be on my list for next year, since, well, 5/5 stars? It must have been good 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation!

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