Monday, December 15, 2014

Let It Snow | Book Review

The worst blizzard for fifty ears
Three winter love stories
One magical night

It's Christmas Eve and Gracetown has been buried by snow. But the weather is more than just an inconvenience. When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events.
Soon fourteen pumped-up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke's DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig...
As the three stories collide, strangers cross paths and romance blossoms with heart-warming consequences.

Touching, hilarious and filled with alternative festive cheer - what else did you expect from a trio of today's bestselling authors?


This is a collection of three short stories and a wonderful christmas read. The first story by Maureen Johnson tells us the story of Jubilee and how her christmas plans were ruined, first by the arrest of her parents and then by the stranding of her train. I really enjoyed this story but in the end everything happened a little fast for me. I get that within what's supposed to be a short story, you don't have a lot of room for character development and all that, but I still would've wanted a little more. Of course, this all didn't make me actually dislike the story, it's way too cute for that. I really enjoyed this first story but not quite as much as the next.

The second story is written by John Green and, as expected, it was my favorite of the three. I just love John Green's writing and what I disliked in the first story, I loved here. This was about three friends and a race through the snow. Not only was it hilariously told and made me laugh out loud, it also didn't feel as coincidental and unlikely as the first one. Well, it still was of course, but just enough to warm my heart and make me feel all cuddly. 

The last story is by Lauren Myracle and it's my least favorite of the three, even though I still enjoyed it. It's about Addie who kind of broke up with her boyfriend and who is miserable and going through a huge crisis. I actually liked the story a lot at first but then something I really don't like happened. When characters go through that one moment that completely changes the way they see the world and themselves and that makes them entirely new people or something like that, I don't like that, I just don't. Plenty of that had happened with Addie and what was even worse here, the change of heart was caused by something like an angel and it was all too much for me. 

Overall, though, I really recommend this book if you're looking for a christmassy read. I was hoping this would get me into the holiday spirit a little and it did, kind of. I just need the snow outside my windows to be there completely and that unfortunately hasn't happened yet here. Of course, reading about a huge snow storm didn't help.



2 comments:

  1. Everyone raves on about Green's story in this one so it might just have to be the one that I reach for next christmas! :D

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    1. I totally recommend that one. It focuses on friendship as much as it does on falling in love and I always like that. :)

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