Eboni J J de Tebbetts, MO , USA
** spoiler alert ** Eddie Lee wants a Huffy bike with a black banana seat for Christmas and is disappointed when he doesn't get it. He is 12 years old and has recently lost his father to cancer. HIs mother is struggling to make a living and she knits Eddie a sweater for Christmas. Unfortunately he is a thankless kid and when his Mom gets killed driving home on Christmas day he has to live with his upset/anger. This was a little too didactic for me -- I wouldn't read this one again.