Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen John and Lauren Myracle

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle.
Publisher: Speak.
Pages: 352.
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.

This was probably one of the cutest books I’ve ever read. It features three different stories, from three fantastic authors, but in it’s own way- they all seem to intertwine perfectly. A teensy tiny character would be introduced in the first story, and would end up having a big role in the third. It was so easy to see that these three authors really put their heads together to make every piece fit.

The first story, The Jubilee Express, written by Maureen Johnson, is about a girl named Jubilee, who gets whisked away from her usual comfortable Christmas routine, and tries to travel to her grandparent’s house with unexpected trouble along the way. This was my least favorite story out of all of them. It wasn’t bad, don’t get me wrong, but everything just flew by way too fast. Even with the short length, I felt there could’ve been more progress between the characters.

The second story is A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, written by John Green. It involves three best friends, two guys and a girl, who try to journey through the harsh snow after receiving a call from their friend at The Waffle House, informing them of lonely cheerleaders taking shelter there. This was my favorite out of all three. It was so light-hearted and wonderfully written that I think I was smiling the entire time.

The third story, The Patron Saint Of Pigs is written by Lauren Myracle. Addie must deal with the aftermath of cheating on her boyfriend, while trying to find a way to convince everybody that she’s not self-centered. This was the one that really tied everything together, and it was the perfect tale to end the book.

Overall, it was really good. It definitely lifted my spirits after reading it, and it just puts you in a happy mood. The ending of the book was perfect, and I was sad that there wasn’t another story attached. It’s not heavily Christmas-oriented, it’s really just a time frame that it takes place, so you could really read it at anytime. I most definitely recommend!

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