LET IT SNOW

It’s Christmas Eve and the worst blizzard for fifty years has blanketed Gracetown. But as well as snowflakes, love is in the air – and appearing in the most unexpected ways…

Who’d have thought a freezing hike from a stranded train would end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger? Or that a trip to the Waffle House four feet of snow could lead to romance with an old friend? Or that the path to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks?

Genre: YA, Fiction

Age appropriate: 12+

Number of pages: 368

Date of Publication: 05/09/2013

Author/Illustrator/Publisher: 

This book is a compilation of three stories and each of them was written by a different author.

The first story ‘The Jubilee Express’ was written by Maureen Johnson who is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several YA novels, including ‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’,’ Suite Scarlett’, ‘The Name of the Star’ and ‘Truly Devious’.

The second story ‘A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle’ was written by John Green who is a New York Times bestselling author and who has written ‘Looking for Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.

The third story ‘The Patron Saint of Pigs’ was written by Lauren Myracle. She has written books for children and young adults, including the best-selling Internet Girls books: ‘ttyl, ttfn’ and ‘l8r, g8r’ and ‘The Winnie Years’ series. 

Let it Snow was published by Penguin Random House Children’s UK

Rating: 4.5/5

Review:  

Let it Snow is a perfect book to read around Christmas time. Aimed for young adults and anyone who loves a cute and sweet love story.

There are three romantic stories, each with its own quirkiness and unique style. The stories take place in the same American town and they are intertwined with one another in a very clever way. The characters and events of the stories overlap with each other which is the reason that this book is so interesting and hard to put down.

We have ‘The Jubilee Express’ where we meet Jubilee and Stuart and see how they meet and how their friendship begins. I loved this cute story because of the character’s great personalities and how they are so much fun to read about. Maureen Johnson creates a great seasonal story where the characters and their world are well described. The love story is believable and it develops in a great way. This was my favourite story.

‘A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle’ continues with a lovely story about ‘The Duke’ (Angie) and Tobin who are best friends and who love to spend time with each other and their friends. On a stormy night they decided to join their friends at the Waffle House after being promised of a fun night full of games and cheerleaders. The chemistry of the main characters is shown from the beginning which is really charming and we see them struggle with their feelings for each other but not wanting to hurt their friendship which is very important to them. The story was well written and the characters and scenarios are very well built and described which I really enjoy. While reading this part of the book I had a massive craving for Hash browns which were very well described.

‘The Patron Saint of Pigs’ follows the story of Addie and her ex-boyfriend Jeb. Addie is struggling with the breakup and she can’t stop thinking about him. They were supposed to have been meeting on Christmas Eve but Jeb never showed up and now Addie is thinking the worst. This story was good but I felt that Addie was portrayed as a very self-absorbed girl but despite this almost everyone in the story still liked her. Sometimes I felt that I didn’t like her which made it hard to feel engaged with her character arc. I have mixed feeling about this story because of this but I did like how Addie’s friends were trying to make her see that she was mostly thinking about herself and that she should focus on her friends and family.

In this story we finally see all the main characters of the book meeting. I felt that some of the personalities changed in this last section but it must be hard to write a character that someone else wrote about earlier.

I wasn’t disappointed with anything reading this book and it is a perfect read for a cold day with a hot drink. I will recommend this book for anyone who enjoy cute romantic stories.

Availability: You can find this book in any good bookshops.

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