Saturday, January 3, 2009

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle Book Review

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
(Paperback, Speak)


In Let It Snow, John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle give us three interconnected short stories. Taking place (mostly) in a small community called Gracetown, this book offers up three cozy, romantic winter tales. These were fun and quick to read, although I think all of them could have been improved if they had been fleshed out more. Not that I don't love short stories, I just think that, in this case, each story would have been better if the characters had been more developed. I highly recommend this book, though, if you're looking for a light book to curl up with next to a warm fire. Here's a short synopsis of each story:

Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson. This is the first story in the book and sets the scene. Jubilee is on her way to visit her grandmother for Christmas. When her train gets stuck in Gracetown, Jubilee meets Stuart at the local Waffle House. Stuart forces her to reconsider her so-so relationship with her current overachieving boyfriend by rescuing her from a snowstorm and offering her a bit of winter fun.

A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green. This one was my second favorite story in the book. Mind you, John Green's full length novels are much better but this short story was still worthy of Mr. Green. Tobin, JP, and Angie (AKA The Duke) have always been best friends. So when Tobin and JP hear that there is a Waffle House full of snowbound cheerleaders, they drag Angie along on their epic quest to make it to the Waffle House. But does Tobin really want a cheerleader or has love been next to him the whole time?

The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle. This was my favorite short story because Addie is such a loveable, messed up heroine. Addie is waiting for her ex-boyfriend Jeb to meet her on Christmas Eve. They had a rocky breakup but Addie is still in love with him. When he doesn't show, Addie is convinced that he doesn't love her back. A weird chain of events puts her in charge of a tiny pig and gives her the opportunity to examine what exactly went wrong between her and Jeb.


  1. I'm reading this book right now! =]
    Thank you so much for adding me

  2. Let it Snow is so awesome. I tagged you for a meme.

  3. I'm sitting here thinking.... How in the world does a tiny pig come into an ex-girlfriend's possession?

    Oh, for a more expansive imagination!

  4. I read the title of that story and couldn't figure out how a pig fit in, but it does fit (quite nicely in a teacup, actually). :)

  5. I personally liked Jubilee Express and Cheertastic Christmas more than the Patron Saint of Pigs, but all three are very cute. =) One correction to the synopsis of Jubilee express: Noah is the overachieving boyfriend and STUART is the one Jubilee meets at the Waffle House. =)

  6. Thanks for the heads up, Julie. I fixed the character names.


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