Let it Snow – book review

Let it Snow

Let it Snow is three wonderful intertwining stories about Christmas love, written by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle.

It’s Christmas Eve and a snowstorm transforms the small Gracetown into a romantic haven. A cold and wet hike from a stranded train ends with a kiss from a charming stranger. An adventure through the snow to the Waffle House leads to love with an old friend. A way back to true love begins with a painfully early shift at Starbucks. All three interconnecting stories show the magic of Christmas, tales of love, romance and many breathtaking kisses.

I loved reading Let it Snow. It was a fun book and left me feeling really happy. When I think back on it, I probably should have read this book around Christmas time, because it’s set around Christmas in a small wintery town. However if I read this book at Christmas, it’d be the middle of summer in my part of the world. But maybe reading it at a particular time of the year doesn’t matter. Although this would be the perfect book to read in the middle of winter when it’s raining outside and you’re curled up in front of a fireplace with some hot chocolate. All three authors create such realistic descriptions. Even lying in my bed reading late at night I could feel the bitterness of the winter wind biting through my duvet. The descriptions were beautiful and each author made me feel like I belonged in Gracetown. I was pleased to see each story sort of intertwine with the others. This book was broken into three different short stories written from different points of view of people in Gracetown that Christmas. Each story was fun and enjoyable to read. I felt connected with the characters in each of the stories. I couldn’t pick which was my favourite story out of the three because they were all so unique and really amusing!
The first of the three stories is called The Jubilee Express and is written by Maureen Johnson. In this story, we meet a girl named Jubilee who’s plans of a perfect Christmas with her perfect boyfriend Noah shatter around her when her parents are sent to jail for a shopping riot. As a result, Jubilee is made to take a train to Florida to spend Christmas with her grandparents. But a sudden storm leaves the train stranded in the small village of Gracetown. Rather than stay on the train with a group of annoying cheerleaders, she decides to go to the town’s Waffle House where she meets a guy named Stuart. Stuart kindly allows Jubilee to stay at his home until the train is free to start travelling again once the storm passes. As well as opening his home up to her, he might open up his heart as well…
The second of the stories is A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green. This story revolves around a group of friends on a mission. Tobin, JP and the Duke decide to brave the snow in an adventure to the Waffle House in search of cheerleaders, games of Twister and deliciously crispy hash browns. What isn’t expected is finding love that’s right in front of you.
The final of the stories is The Patron of Pigsby and is written by Lauren Myracle. This story is all about change, second chances and Starbucks, with a side of adorably cute teacup pigs.
One of the main things I loved about this book was having each story interlinked and how the authors found ways to connect all three stories. I really enjoyed meeting characters and having them pop up again in one of the other short stories. Each of the stories had me smiling and laughing along with the characters. I’d give Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle a score of 9 out of 10. I definitely recommend picking up this book to read on a cold winter’s day in the company of a blanket and a hot chocolate!

3 thoughts on “Let it Snow – book review

  1. just incase you are interested there is another YA -authors-christmas anthology coming out in october edited by stephanie perkins called “the twelve days of christmas” including works by david levithan, holly black and rainbow rowell 🙂

    I read let it snow and enjoyed it, I can’t remember much about the stories though, they didn’t really stick with me, but it was an enjoyable read for christmas!

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