YA Review: Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson


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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 out 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 girl takes a 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.

Oh a cute fluffy romance about snow and Christmas.

I read Let It Snow because I LOVE John Green. I’m not sad I read it…but I’m definitely underwhelmed. It’s 3 short stories, but they still all connect. So it’s like ONE book but in 3 parts with 3 POV.

STORY 1: The Jubilee Express narrated by Jubilee (author Maureen Johnson)

This is my FAVOURITE. It’s definitely 4-star worthy. I loved how cute and witty and wonderful Jubilee was. Her voice is fantastic and I’m 100% sold on Maureen Johnson’s writing (I’m going to look up more of her books. This is the most quirky. When I finished it, I felt so enthused for the rest!

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STORY 2: A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle narrated by Tobin (author John Green)

Colour me disappointed. I expected a lot from John Green….but this? To be honest, I was bored. The dialogue and banter were A+, as usual. The problem was…there wasn’t much. Most of the story was just telling about them driving and getting stuck in snow. *yawn* I really wanted more banter. The romance here is cute, though, and shippable. 3-stars

STORY 3: Tdepressedhe Patron Saint of Pigs narrated by Addie (author Lauren Myracle)

This was the worst. (I guess it’s just all going downhill?) I disliked the narrator, but then, to be fair…I was supposed to see how unlikable and self-centered she was. THAT WAS THE POINT. But it didn’t make me very enthused at all. I just wanted her story to end. Meh.

It’s 100% fluffy and all very romantic!

If you need a quirky, light and happy Christmas read: I’ve got you covered. Sure, maybe it goes downhill in my opinion, but I’m a bit of a fluffy-romance-Grinch. I totally say try this one! I prefer my contemporary to have less fluff and more humour and snappy dialogue.

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Cait is having a writing-break after the exhausting sprint that is NaNoWriMo! She plans to start editing in January when it’s too hot to do anything else but melt. Find her at her new blog Paper Fury or on twitter.

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