How did I get it?:
I bought it!
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 holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.
I’ve seen this book about so much, I felt like I should get to it! The only author that I’ve read before is John Green. I like John Green but I don’t seem to love him as much as everyone else does. Still, I was intrigued by this collection of short stories, perfect for the Christmas season. If you’re not a fan of short stories, don’t be put off. They’re not too short. The action takes place in the same small town, with some recurring characters and links between the stories.
Maureen Johnson’s story is first up, The Jubilee Express. This was my favourite stories in the collection and I think I’m going to have to check out more of Maureen Johnson’s work. Our narrator Jubilee is forced to miss her boyfriend’s Christmas smorgasboard. She’s sent to stay with her grandparents when her parents are arrested in a shopping riot. Jubiliee finds herself stranded in Gracetown on a train in a carriage full of cheerleaders. It’s completely over the top, but well written and witty. I’ll read more from Maureen Johnson.
The second story is John Green’s A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle. I have seen many people list this as their favourite story, but for me, it didn’t overly stand out. Tobin and his friends brave the blizzard to be with the cheerleaders from the previous story.
Lauren Myracle’s story, The Patron Saint of Pigs, finishes the story. I didn’t find Addie, the character in the story very likeable. She’s recently split with her boyfriend, who appears in the previous two stories. She’s about to learn an important life lesson with a help from an older lady.
Let It Snow is an enjoyable, easy to read, seasonable book. I’d definitely recommend it to get into the Christmas spirit.
Would I recommend it?:
Vain- Fisher Amelie