Young Adult, Romance
January 1st, 2008
My local library
An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.
A trio of today’s bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.
Let it Snow is an adorable, heartwarming trio of stories all set during the same snowstorm in a small East Coast town. I picked it up because I adore Maureen Johnson’s novels (and her story in here was- no surprise- my favorite of the three). But it’s also my first brush with John Green, who is the kind of author that’s so popular, I avoided him because I didn’t want to be disappointed by too much hype. But his story was pretty awesome as well. The only one that fell a little short was Lauren Myracle’s. And to be honest, that’s mostly just because her main character is deliberately unlikeable (she goes through a transformation to make her worthy of a world-class love). All three stories have typical romance formulas. Nothing here is groundbreaking, or polished to a sheen. But they ARE very sweet, and perfect for the season.
If you’re looking for a quick read to get you in the holiday spirit (or keep it going), including hope, redemption, friendship, silly adventures and (of course) sweet, new love, I recommend it.