Book Review: Let it Snow by John Green

Book Review: Let it Snow by John GreenTitle: Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Author: John Green, Maureeen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: October 2, 2008

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Summary (from Goodreads):

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- brings 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.

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Book Review: Let it Snow

Let it Snow is a collection of connecting short stories that are all so good, It is hard to pick a favourite. The recurring Waffle House setting and the descriptions of staying cozy during a winter storm are wonderful. If I had to choose a favourite, I would probably go with Maureen Johnson’s story, The Jubilee Express.

Let it Snow is a collection of three holiday short stories, but the book honestly seems like one story. Each story is connected and it is amazing to see familiar characters throughout all three. I enjoyed the contrast in each author’s writing style as I switched stories and being introduced to their own quirky characters. This would be a great sampler if you have not yet read any books by these authors.

The original setting that appears in all three of the stories is a Waffle House restaurant. It is so interesting to see how each character ends up stopping there, especially John Green’s interpretation, a race to the restaurant. In my opinion, that would be the perfect place to be stuck during a snow storm, and it was so entertaining to see everyone’s reactions to the storm.

My favourite of the stories was Maureen Johnson’s. This one is about a girl whose parents are arrested because of a fight over a collectable piece for their elf village. Her train gets stuck in the storm and she seeks refuge in a stranger’s house. I really enjoyed the way this one was written and the main character, Jubilee.

Let it Snow contains three short stories that all intertwine. The common setting in the book, the Waffle House, is so unique and intriguing. My favourite of the stories was Maureen Johnson’s, The Jubilee Express. I would definitely recommend this book for the winter season!

About John Green

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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for AlaskaAn Abundance of KatherinesPaper TownsWill Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers  and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse.

9 thoughts on “Book Review: Let it Snow by John Green

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I am not a fan of collections, but it does sound like a good way to get in the holiday spirit. I need some help in that area this year, so maybe I will read it after all!

  2. _booksarelove 💕 says:

    I have this book on my shelf..only bought it a few months ago..and I still haven’t read it!! But I really loved this review so I think I may get to it early next year as I don’t think I can squeeze it into my December TBR pile! Thanks for the awesome review!!

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