Saturday, December 28, 2013

Let It Snow: A Book Review

So I obviously bought this book specifically for the holiday season.  I picked it up on December 23rd and didn’t want to put it down!  I absolutely loved the combination of the three stories by these amazing authors!  It was so cute and perfect for Christmas time!

Title: Let It Snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Pages: 352
Out in Paperback?: Yes; 2012
My Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:

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 absolutely LOVED these characters!  Jubilee and Stuart appear as the main characters in the first novel in this collection.  Both are equally loveable, making their story seem realistic.  They both were fun characters to read about, and I felt that their dialogue was very real, which I love.  In the second novel, the Duke and Tobin starred as the main characters.  I like these characters as well, but not as much as Jubilee and Stuart.  However, this story was equally real and entertaining because of the believability of the characters.  And lastly in the third novel, Addie and Jeb were the main characters, along with 2 of Addie’s close friends.  I think I enjoyed this story the least of all three because of Addie’s character; she felt whiny and self-absorbed, which I know goes along with her storyline, however I got annoyed with her at certain points during the story.


The first novel, The Jubilee Express, begins when Jubilee, or Julie as she goes by throughout the novel, realizing that she must spend Christmas without her “perfect” boyfriend and must travel to her grandparents; unfortunately, a major snow storm delays the train, and Julie meets a stranger while at a nearby Waffle House, who invites her to his family’s house to escape the cheerleaders.  The second novel, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, follows the journey through the snow of 3 best friends, Tobin, JP, and Angie (the Duke).  As these 3 friends venture out into the snowstorm to visit the cheerleaders in the Waffle House, closeness grows out of an old friendship.  The third story, The Patron Saint of Pigs, focuses on Addie, who recently broke up with Jeb, however she is still in love with him.  As she works to change her selfish ways by risking a lot to pick up a pig for her friend, she eventually makes her way back to the coffee shop to find several people there, one with an important message for her.

Writing Style:

I loved the writing style of these 3 novels!  I was a little nervous to read The Jubilee Express because I didn’t care too much for Maureen Johnson’s The Little Blue Envelope series, however, that story was my favorite!!!  I absolutely loved it and thought it was so adorable!  It definitely changed my mind about this author, and I may consider checking out more of her books in the future.  Now I haven’t read a novel by John Green (yet!) but I did enjoy his writing style through this story!  I can’t wait to check out his other novels!  And lastly, I haven’t read a Lauren Myracle book since middle school, when I read her TTYL series!  Although this was my least favorite of the 3 novels, I really enjoyed the ending to this novel (and all the other connections between the stories and characters throughout)!

Have you read this book?  Isn’t it perfect for the holiday time?  What other books have you read by these authors?

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