Nine Days To Christmas
by Marie Hall ETS & Aurora Labastida
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms by Christmas Hits
The Main Character
The Falling Action
The story Nine Days to Christmas ends with the piñata Ceci loves being broken and then the magic of a little girl and her first posada happens and her broken star piñata turns into a real star. Her star. That ending leaves the reader satisfied because the book ends with a nice short and sweet happy ending. The author also could have ended the story by having Ceci realize that piñata's are made to be broken and if you love something, set it free.
The author expresses characterization directly because in the beginning of the book the author introduces the main character on the first page of the book.
The story teaches you that even though something might not physically be with you it will always be with you in your heart. This story represents Mexican people and their traditions of having a posada nine days before Christmas. This story relates to the Mexican people that live in the world. From this story I learned that it is okay to use your imagination which is a lot of what the little girl in the story has.