Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle ~Goodreads~
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2013
Paperback 368 pages ~The Book Depository~
An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures our into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives.
Over the next three days one girls takes risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.
A trio of today’s bestselling authors- John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- bring all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance and kisses that will steal your breath away.
Very much a Christmassy book, which I was certainly after for this time of the year to get me in the festive mood!
I felt that Let It Snow started off great with Maureen Johnson’s ‘The Jubilee Express’, very quirky, romantic, cute and made you feel all warm inside! Jubilee was a fun character and Stuart was an absolute cutey- his mum a tiny bit crazy though, sweet but crazy!
With John Green’s ‘A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle’ it was a little bit all over the place at times, I honestly thought I would like it more because as you guys know I adore John Green’s writing. But I felt perhaps as this story was short and only one third of the book, he may have not given it as much “umf” like with his own individual novels where I am flabbergasted as to how he can create such a wonderful story. The romance of the book was classic John Green of being stupidly cute with the Duke (Angie) and Tobin, the Duke making subtle hints that she liked Tobin and Tobin being a bit coy. I enjoyed the hilarious moments and wittiness in this story that only John Green seems to pull off without making it cringey to read!
Lastly with Lauren Myracle’s ‘The Patron Saint of Pigs’ wasn’t really my cup of tea. Starting with the main character Addie pining over her kind of ex-boyfriend was a little boring and whiny and made her look more like a self-absorbed girl who didn’t really care about any problems other than her own. However I did register the fact that her friends were trying to get her out of that depressing period and make her think of others rather than herself, so that held my interest I guess. Otherwise the storyline was a little dull.
I enjoyed how these three stories intertwined with one another, I thought it was clever and a different approach to reading a book. I’m not sure if I would read a book like this again with several authors as the style of writing with each story is obviously different and therefore I felt it was harder to get into the next story after finishing one. It took me rather a long time to read this book for that reason. But alas, it was cute and it was a nice start to making me feel festive! 🙂