A review of Let it Snow (by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Mryacle)

I’ve never read a book that has three authors with the story and characters interconnected, so I was skeptical on how Let it Snow would fare. I was really surprised at how all three stories each had a deeper meaning. On the book, it says in small writing “three holiday romances”. Well, the book has romance, but it’s not mushy or cliché. It’s a funny, laugh-out-loud book. It’s the perfect book for Christmas, especially since there’s snow involved. I definitely enjoyed it, it will be an annual novel for me to read during the Christmas season.

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Let it Snow

Three interconnected stories from three bestselling authors: John Green (Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star), and Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series.)

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.

My thoughts on Let it Snow:

The characters shine in this book. I really liked Jubilee, she’s witty, smart, and understands the predicament she finds herself in on Christmas Eve. She takes initiative when her Christmas plans go south, and she stays strong when she’s caught in a freak snowstorm. Her story is sweet, and there are lots of surprises in it.

Tobin’s story is the funniest, and probably the most unpredictable. John Green is the perfect author at creating his characters to be charismatic, likeable, and interesting. You’ll love Tobin, and his two sidekicks as they trudge through the snow storm to make it to a party that is promised to be spectacular. I enjoyed the plot twist, it was really sweet.

Last, but certainly not least, is Lauren Lyracle’s story. I’ve never heard of Ms. Lyracle, but I found her story to be just as good as Lauren’s and John’s. Addie seems full of herself, at first, but then she evolves into this great person who shines bright. She never gives up, and she has lots of hope, especially when she looses her friend’s special gift. I loved the ending, it was absolutely perfect.

To sum up:

All three stories are cleverly woven together, along with each author’s unique style and brand of humor. The wholly different, ironic, witty, intelligent, and heartfelt plots that Myracle, Johnson, and Green have become well-known for is strongly present in Let It Snow. The varying and colorful characters are authentic and highly realistic, allowing for the book to appeal to a wide range of reader interests. Most readers will be more than willing to hold on tight and enjoy the ride as this sweet and sarcastically funny holiday read unravels. It’s a great novel for Christmas.

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