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

 

Book cover for Let it Snow by John Green

Title: Let it Snow
Authors: John Green, Maureeen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 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. Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: Paper Towns

 

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a weekly feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting  and reviewing book to movie adaptations. 

Book cover for Paper Towns by John Green.
Author: 
John Green
Publisher: Penguin/Brilliance Audio
Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith
Director: Jake Schreier
Screenplay: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Summary (from Goodreads): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.  Continue reading

Audiobook Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Book cover for Paper Towns by John Green.

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: October 16, 2008
Stars: 5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.  Continue reading

Audiobook Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Book cover for An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 21st, 2006
Length: 6 CDs
Stars: 5/5
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Summary (from Goodreads): Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.  Continue reading