Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle | A book review
It’s that time of the year! Christmas is my favorite. I’ve been listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies since October. And now I started with Christmas book too! First off: Let It Snow!
I wasn’t really planning on reading this book at the moment, but I saw the Netflix-movie pop-up and I knew I had to read it before I watched the movie. (And now I’ve watch the movie too and I didn’t like it)
Anyway! I was ready for all the Christmas feels, snow, love and what not. So yeah, the expectations were high.
Did the book live up to it? Yes. Yes it did.
Synopsis from Goodreads: A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks.
My thoughts on Let It Snow
It did live up to my high expectations. The book itself has three parts, all written by a different writer (hence the three authors).
I thought that would bother me, but I must say that I didn’t see any difference in the writing styles. That’s a big plus, I would’ve been so distracted. I’ll review each part differently.
The first part – written by Maureen Johnson – was my favorite. It was a cute and quirky story about Jubilee, who got stuck on the train because of the snow. She meets Stuart in a Waffle House and decides to go home with him.
This story has the Christmas spirit throughout. Snow, family, being kind to one another; all the elements of the Christmas spirit are present.
The second part – written by John Green – was off to rocky start. I had a hard time figuring out who was who, which was neccessary to understand the story. But once I got it, the story was pretty good. A little less Christmassy, because it’s about three friends who are – in the middle of the night on Christmas eve – on an adventure. They are on the way to the Waffle House, because there are cheerleaders stuck there and the two guys want to go there. The girl is with them, because they’re always together.
Of course, with the same snow storm as in the first story, the trip doesn’t go without hurdles. Slipping, sliding and racing through the snow, which for me doesn’t say a lot about Christmas.
But the friendship in this story is everything! And I loved the ending too, even if you see it coming from page one.
The third part of Let It Snow is written by Lauren Myracle. I also liked this part very much. It made me think of those Christmas movies where someone is told how bad their character is and that in the end they want to change to be less selfish. I must say that in the beginning I was a little annoyed by the main character Addie. But there was a happy end (of course) so it made it okay.
Overall, I liked all three stories and I loved the first one. I liked the little links between the stories.
Final rating of Let It Snow
It wasn’t perfect, but definitely entertaining and cute. I gave it 4/5 stars. ⭐
What is your favorite Christmas read?