I read this when i was 13. I am rarely disturbed by books, but this one i found moving. Well worth the read; a sign of a good book sometimes, I find, is one that makes you uncomfortable in your own skin because it charges you to re-look at your own humanity
Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color? That's another thing... Buddy you should know that your father... he's on the naughty list. What's a Christmas Gram? I want one! You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa. Is there sugar in syrup? He's an *angry* elf! He must be a South Pole elf. I'll call you back in 5 minutes. Son of a nutcracker!