Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Published by: Penguin UK
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Date Read: 21/12/14
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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.
Even though I didn’t enjoy it very much, the idea was beautiful. It is an anthology of three short stories, which are all connected, written by Maureen Johnson, John Green & Lauren Myracle. They all take place in a small town named Gracetown.
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
When Jubilee’s train crashes she gets stranded at a stranger’s house on Christmas Eve. Warm, energetic, funny Stuart makes her question her relationship with her cold, callous, dismissive boyfriend who won’t even answer her call to wish him a Merry Christmas.
It started off strong with this story. Her story was in my opinion the best in this book very enjoyable fun wintery quick read. I enjoyed her writing very much. Although, the romance seemed rushed.
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green
Tobin’s parents are stranded in Boston and so he has the house to himself with his friends JP and Duke. They get a phone call from their friend Keun who happens to be the acting assistant manager of the Waffle House. He informs them of cheerleaders who have appeared in the Waffle House after being stranded on their broken down train. And so begins the great adventure to make their way to the cheerleaders in a crazy snow storm.
This one was not as good as the first story. It was enjoyable at times, but other times I just wanted it to end. I found it hard to connect and care about the characters. The story wasn’t completely terrible, just not as good as the first one.
The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle
The plot followed Addie and Jeb breaking up on Christmas Eve because Addie cheated on him, then Addie whining about missing Jeb for the whole story. This was boring. And incredibly self-absorbed. The main character was whiny and ridiculously egotistical.
I have to say I enjoyed how all the stories take place in the same town and involving all the same characters but from different points of view and situations.