Article Title

Young Scrooge


Emily McCarty


Dependable, Intermediate, R.L. Stine, Bullies, Christmas, Friendship, Family

Document Type

Book Review


The holidays were anything but happy for Rick Scroogeman; he would argue that he hates Christmas more than Scrooge himself. Notorious bully at Oliver Twist Middle School, Rick would do anything for a laugh even ruining the school Christmas play. When all hope seemed lost for Rick changing his bullying ways, he finds himself visited by the very same ghosts in the Christmas Carol story he hates. Rick is tested by the Ghosts to learn compassion and empathy but has little success. Not until he is able reach inside himself to find the power to change his ways and apologize to his friends does he find the true meaning of Christmas.