Let it snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eveburies 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.
*Containing small spoilers. Nothing major or revealing the end of the stories*
The Jubilee Express:
This story was so hilarious! The main character Jubilee was just so much fun. I loved her personality. I would say that her Christmas is not off to a great start, but what happened kind of makes the story even more fun because of the scenario, her parents in jail because of a riot over parts to their Christmas village. That means that Jubilee has to take a train to her grandparents, which when there a snowstorm is not really a great idea when there's a snowstorm. As you can imagine it all turned out for the better.
Probably one of my favorite stories. It was really cute and very very funny!
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle:
Well.. it was not off to a great start with the so called “James Bond” marathon which it wasn’t really since it was Daniel Craig on the screen and he’s just not James Bond- And talking about how he’s “hot”. Or just his upper body- not great. But since the rest was so great I can overlook it. This story was like an adventure, a Christmas adventure. Three friends out in a snowstorm, trying to get to the waffle house despite all of these challenges with cars breaking down and the race to get there before the others and with the twister game otherwise, no entrance. Since it's three holiday romances there's also some romance there and I really don't want to reveal who or how it happens since it's really cute and I really liked the way it played out. That's all I'm gonna say about that, it's really cute and it doesn't take up too much of the story either which is great because of the whole "adventure" they're on with daring themselves out into the snowstorm.
The Patron Saints of Pigs:
So this last one was probably my least favorite. It wasn’t bad or anything there were just some small things about it that really annoyed my. At first I was a bit annoyed over the main character, but that actually faded and instead went over to her friends. Or the ones that’s supposed to be her friends. Addie is having a hard time after her break-up so yeah she’s feeling bad for herself of course, but then here comes her friends and does nothing to help, but just makes her feel worse, yeah great job there. They keep going and going over how she’s too self- absorbed and so on. Anyways, she promises to pick up a teacup pig for a friend that her and her other friend got her for Christmas, she promises to do it on her break around the time that the petstore opens. Well it ends up that she’s an hour late picking it up because a bunch of stuff goes down at work, they have a lot of customers and just when she’s being allowed to leave (cause hey she’s not the boss and can’t just leave whenever she wants) another disaster and she calls her friend to talk about, but instead of listening the friend just goes again with her being self-absorbed again- um hello! She was at work and can’t just leave just like that. She might be close to forgetting the pig, but come on! I just couldn’t believe it. So I spend a lot of the story being really just.. grrr about those friends. Other than that it wasn’t that bad the story itself and I still liked the writing and there were some Christmas in there with the snowstorm and everything. I liked the message that were in the story despsite some of the characters.
Overall I really liked these three stories. Great to get in the Christmas mood with. I really liked how they were all connected with some of the same characters like Tinfoil guy and even some of the characters from previous stories shows up and you can see how they're doing. You get to see how it is them all handle the snowstorm. I can see myself picking it up again next christmas to get in the christmas mood.
“I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous. "Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap.” ― John Green, Let it Snow
“Debbie had to get up and slice me a thick piece of cake before she could answer. And I do mean thick. Harry Potter volume seven thick. I could have knocked out a burglar with this piece of cake. Once I tasted it, though, it seemed just the right size.” ― Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow
“I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name. You probably think I have heard the call of the pole.” ― Maureen Johnson, Let it Snow
“We are all flawed, my dear. Every one of us. And believe me, we've all made mistakes. You've just got to take a good hard look at yourself, change what needs to be changed, and move one, pet.” ― Lauren Myracle, Let it Snow
John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green's career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children's Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.
Lauren Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels. She was born in 1969 in North Carolina. Lauren Myracle holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. she has written many novels, including the famous IM books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r.
Her first novel, Kissing Kate, was selected as one of ALA's "Best Books for Young Adults" for the year 2004. It was named by Booklist as one of the "Top Ten Youth Romances" of the year, as well as one of the "Top Ten Books by New Writers." Her middle-grade novel, Eleven, came out 2004, followed by its YA sequels (Twelve, Thirteen, Thirteen Plus One) .