I’ve never celebrated Christmas, and when I started Kindergarten my Mom had this really long talk with me, like…I know you really want to tell the other kids the truth about the holiday (or…the Easter Bunny, Leprechauns, etc.) But this would make everyone very upset, and you need to respect that this is something between the kids and their parents. My Mom says I would come home just furious and in tears, that the rich but mean little girl got all the presents, and the poor but nice little girl only got a few things, and they had to believe it was because “Santa” didn’t think they were good enough. I felt it was just unjust and so cruel.
I haven’t read the Dustland series, so can’t comment on that. ButIagree with you on the Chaos Walking series, it would beagood addition to this list.