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Let It Snow | John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle | Review


In the middle of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, the three stories of Let It Snow centre around the happenings in and around the town Gracetown.

Maureen Johnson's 'Jubilee Line' follows one girl as she tries to trudge through the snowstorm after her train breaks down, bumping into a hapless boy and striking up an unlikely friendship. 'Cheertastic Miracle' by John Green is the story of three best friends and their mad misadventures to get to the Wafflehouse in Gracetown, snowstorm or no snowstorm. Lauren Myracle's 'The Patron Saint of Pigs' wraps up this mini trilogy with some help from Starbucks, a teacup pig and a good ol' Christmas Miracle...

So what's my verdict?

Fluffy, light-hearted and silly, Let It Snow is like a warm hot chocolate with extra marshmallows on top! Maureen Johnson's quick witted 'Jubilee Line' kickstarts the book with much flair and is by far my favourite of the three stories. Her lead character Jubilee and the kinda-sorta romantic interest Stuart's friendship fun to see develop and I have to admit I loved their ending - as cheesy as it was!
I had high hopes for John Green's short story and his sarcastic, humourous and - at times - ridiculous writing style is definilley present in 'Cheertastic Miracle'. The main trio of characters feels very familiar in terms of personality to those in Green's previous novels, which would explain why I warmed to some of them straight away!

Lauren Myracle's 'The Patron Saint of Pigs' is probably my least favourite, mainly because it felt like it was simply tacked onto the end and I wasn't a fan of her main character. I did, however, enjoy how she intertwined all of the elements of the previous two books into her own story! The final ending had the feel of a Christmas Rom-Com!

All in all a nice quick, super cheesy, festive read that will have you snorting with laughter at some points and that warm fuzzy Christmas feeling inside ;)

Reading Soundtrack:

Christmas Wrapping: The Waitresses; The Only Gift I Really Need: Dashboard Confessional; White Christmas; Michael Buble; Won't Be Home For Christmas: Blink 182; Shake Up Christmas: Train; River: Joni Mitchell; Christmas Lights: Coldplay

For lovers of 

all three authors, Rainbow Rowell and 'Love Actually'.

1 comment

  1. i've been putting off reading this book for a while but i think I'm going to pick this up next time I'm at the bookshop! great review <3



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