This book starts out where A Christmas Carol left off, telling about Scrooge’s kindness and how it affects the people around him. He goes home one evening after a nice dinner to find Jacob Marley’s ghost: again. Marley now wants to escape the shadows and come into the Light, and he tells Scrooge exactly how to help him. They venture to relatives, friends, and old business partners to help Marley and find something about themselves along the way. This short but fun read adds a sequel to A Christmas Carol in true Dickens style. I would strongly recommend reading A Christmas Carol first, so you could fully understand the book. If you like a quick read, this book is for you!
I thought that this was an overall good book. It really captured what Scrooge would have done after the ending of A Christmas Carol. The book was a bit hard to get into, but the imagery was nice and the details made me feel like I was right there. There were some very confusing parts, especially about the shadows and how Marley planned to get out of them. I didn't really get how Marley came into the baby Fred and Kathleen were having. The ending was kind of funny, as it left you knowing something most of the characters didn’t know. The epilogue summed things up nicely. I would also try to “hook” the reader a little more in the beginning. Scrooge's daily life was boring at first. A flashback might have helped hook the reader. I think this book could have been better, but it was still well-written.