Title: Let it snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Release Date: October 2nd 2008
Format: Kindle Ebook
Publisher: Speak: The Penguin Group
Page Count : 352
Genre : Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas
Reviewer : Taylor
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
I loved Maureen Johnson’s story! The story starts on a train where we meet Jubilee, Jeb, and the cheerleaders that tie this story together. Jubilee was the perfect character to start this book with! She is fun and sassy. I loved that we got the back story on her boyfriend because even as she is describing him as perfect, I was catching the flaws. Stuart was our knight in shiny uh awkwardness? I loved him he is suffering from heart break and starts this tale off just trying to be helpful. However he seems to insert foot in mouth a few times. They were the best part of this whole book. I loved it! I was giddy reading this one I did not want it to end. It put in the holiday spirit. Who knew a waffle house could change everything. I need a Flobie Five shirt!
John Green is the story I was most excited for. I liked this story but not nearly as much as the first. This one centers around three friends Tobin, the Duke, and JP trying to make there way to a waffle house full of cheerleaders. The trio has been friends since pre puberty, the Duke is a girl however she has only just blossomed. When they were young she got called a Duke and not a Dutches. The name stuck now the boy’s do not see her as a girl even now that she is older. I enjoyed her story seeing her start to stand up for herself. I loved Tobins inner struggle and Jp’s quirk. However I felt like the adventure it self had me a little flat on feeling. I did think it wrapped up well!
Lauren Myracle’s was my least favorite. Addie the main character was all about herself. She never thought of her friends, her boyfriend, or anyone else for that matter. I feel like this one was suppose to be a kind of like a scrooge story but even knowing that she tested my nerve a little bit. I feel like her transformation came out of left field, one second she is still making excuses and than BAM she is all better. I feel like maybe I missed something . I did like that the last chapter tied up all three of the stories together reminding us that all these stories were taking place in the same area.
All in all it was a good Christmas read 3.8
“Stuart, who had just witnessed me go through an entire rainbow of emotions and experiences. There was parents-have-just-been-jailed me, stuck-in-a-strange-town me, insane-and-can’t-shut-up me, kind-of-snarky-to-the-strange-guy-trying-to-be-helpful me, breakup me, and the extremely popular jump-on-top-of-you-unexpectedly me.”