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I’ve been wanting to read Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green & Lauren Myracle ver since it came out, and it seemed everyone in the blogosphere was reading and enjoying it, I finally got around to buying it last December with intention of reading it over Christmas, that didn’t happen for wahtever reason and it was just this last few days that finally managed to.
I’ve not read anything by Lauren Myracle before, but Maureen Johnson and more so John Green are authors whose books I’ve loved reading over the last few years. So I knew that I was in for a fun time with at least two out of the three stories, but I was please to find that all three stories were great fun to read.
It seems churlish to criticise as all three stories do exactly what they set out to do: Provide a healthy dose of quirky festive fun and frolics, that leave you smiling warmly when you them and the book.
Sometimes though, the threads linking the three stories occasionally felt a little forced, and Addie’s (Lauren Myacle’s main character) journey from being self-centred and not as easy to like as the other lead characters, could have done with being a longer story, to do it justice. But as I say I’m being picky, the point with all three stories is more about the destination than the journey. In any case Gabriel the teacup pig stole the show anyway!
I’m glad to say, Let it Snow, despite those few misgivings was a perfect book to kick off my seasonal reading this year** and was a book I couldn’t help but enjoy.
**(I’m hoping to fit in a re-
read listen to Dash and Lilly’s Book of Dares at some point over the festivities.)
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow.
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.
Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors–John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle–the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.