◆ Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
◆ Read December 2014
◆ English Edition
◆ Purchase: The Book Depository
❝ 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.❞The synopsis is slightly misleading. Only slightly. Because the stories weren't exactly hilarious and the last one was anything but charming! I did not know two of the authors before starting this, but I usually love John Green's books and this one kind of disappointed me in comparison to his other ones. True, it gets you in the holiday spirit, but don't expect much more from it!
I really enjoyed the first story by Maureen Johnson. It was great! The whole Flobie Christmas village situation made me laugh, Jubilee and Stuart were pretty cute together and the writing was spot-on. Had it just been this story, I probably would have rated the book with three or four stars!
John's story was okay. I liked that the relationship between his main characters was based on years of friendship. It was ridiculously unrealistic though. Half of the time the characters did things that were beyond crazy and all I could think of was that they were such morons. Furthermore, there wasn't much of an actual plot because most of his story described the characters driving, running around or fallng down in order to get to a bunch of cheerleaders. Oh-kay?
Lauren Myracle definitely felt like the odd one out in the collaboration. While Maureen and John's stories were in similar styles, Lauren's was different. Shortly summarized I hated her story because the main character was such a self-centered brat. Who wants to read about that? I for one, do not.
All in all though, I liked that the three different stories were linked together. Furthermore, this book definitely gets you in the holiday spirit! I feel like I'm one of few people who did not lreally like Let It Snow, but I guess it can't helped.
2 stars because:✓ Different stories come together
✓ 2/3 good writing
✗Last story was horrible
✗Last story was horrible