Title: Let it Snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Release Date: October 2nd 2008 by Speak
Read: November 24th 2012
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.
What I thought:
This book is separated into 3 short stories by their respective authors. The fun thing though is that the characters are tied together from one story to another. So as not to give everything away, I’m only going to talk briefly about the individual stories.You’ll have to read it yourself to enjoy the Christmas romance!
The first one is by Maureen Johnson, and introduces the setting and the first set of characters that start all the romances. This story is to the theme of strangers meeting and falling for each other. I really liked Jubilee in this, and she was actually my favourite female in the whole book. She already has a boyfriend, one who’s not very attentive to her, but when the weather interrupts her holidays, she meets Stuart. He’s totally the opposite of her current beau and a much better fit in my opinion. The ending of their story was super cute, and actually my favourite one in this book.
The second is by John Green. This is actually the first thing I’ve read by him, and the story follows the theme of best friends finally noticing and then falling for each other. Tobin is the main character in this one, the only story told by a guy. There are 3 friends (Tobin, JP and the Duke) and they go on a journey in a snowstorm, which was pretty fun to read about but definitely not something I would try! This is where you notice that certain characters are mentioned from the first story, and it makes me wonder how these authors managed to write such cute stories but kept them continuing the magic of that specific Christmas. His story I actually liked the least and I almost wanted to skip it.
The third was by Lauren Myracle. It’s about a female character, Addie, who broke up with her boyfriend over a stupid mistake, and has to grow and learn about herself if she wants to be with him again. The male you will recognize from the other stories, but this one is told by the girl. Her self-centered attitude was annoying because she was always thinking about herself, but I liked how she changed as the story went on. It definitely was the saddest out of the whole book, but the ending was worth the heartbreak that you have to read about.
This was really a cute book and perfect for the holidays. Since the stories aren’t too long, you can read one or all of them depending on your mood, but I definitely recommend reading them all in order to enjoy it fully!