Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review of Let it Snow

by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle

Let it Snow

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.

Summary from Goodreads.com

Let it Snow was a re-read for me, for the Holiday Reading Challenge at All About {n}. I originally read it last fall, and can attest that it doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy it. I read Let it Snow expecting it to be like other compilation books (Prom Nights from Hell, Vacations from Hell, etc.). I was pleasantly surprised when I moved on to the second story and realized that the setting and characters overlapped. Stuart from the first story was being talked about in the second story. Elements like Waffle House, cheerleaders, and a Christmas Eve blizzard were constant throughout. Each author had their own voice which worked when they transitioned to a new, yet related, group of characters.

I liked the first story Jubilee Express the best, by far. It was light, the characters were easy to relate to, and some of the plot elements were downright hilarious. I liked that through the linked stories I could still hear more about Jubilee and Stuart (even though their story was technically finished). The other two stories were enjoyable too, and led to a neat resolution.

Let is Snow is a great read for a snowy day, or a clear one when you need a good laugh.

Cover 7/10 It seems a bit plain for the wonderful book contained inside

Characters 10/10

Plot 9/10

Ending 9/10

Overall Enjoyment 9/10

88% B+

Rating: PG, light swearing


  1. I had no idea the stories overlapped that way. That is VERY cool. I'll have to read this one this year. Great review.

  2. Sounds good! Great review. I love this cover too!

  3. I'm also taking part in this reading challenge so thought I'd stop by to say hello and to see what other bloggers are reading. Not really into short stories I think I could make an exception this time, thanks for the recommendation. Nice to have met you, enjoy the challenge.

  4. Now that I have my reading for this challenge behind me, I am venturing out to see what others have read.

    This does sound interesting. I will have to check it out.