I’ve been very good this year. I didn’t tease the cat and I ate all of my vegetables (well, most of them). I asked for a pony last year, but you never brought one. Maybe you forgot? I understand, it’s not easy to fit a horse in to your bag, even if it is a small one.
This year, I want something different. If you check Amazon, you will see that I have 68 books on my wish list. Wait, you can’t see it because I made my list private. I’ll tell you which ones I would like to find under my Christmas tree:
Reached by Ally Condie. It’s the third book in the Matched trilogy and it’s about a girl who lives in a society where choice is taken away. Have you read it yet? If not, you really should. And then you can appreciate how I chose to ask for books that are simple to carry instead of a pony.
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang. This one is about two souls, Eva and Addie, who share one body. As they get older, one soul is supposed to fade away and the remaining one has full control of her body. It’s common in their world. What’s not common is that Eva hasn’t gone away and she would do anything to be able to move again. I think it’s similar to how there’s a part of me that still really wants that pony.
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. A YA book filled with short stories about teens trying to survive World War 3, alien invasions, a new ice age and any other catastrophe you can think of. It would be really useful to have a pony in these types of situations. You know, for travelling or just for company when most of the population is wiped out and I need to look for survivors.
Santa, you can see I like reading about dystopian societies and fantasy. As long as we’re on the topic of fantasy, I think it would be really great if I found a pony under my tree this year.
Jane and Sprite (the name I chose for my future pony)
Drawing done by Jane Moon