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Christmas Reads – Day 10 – Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle

I just finished reading this one and I decided that is a sign that means I should write about it today.


Let It Snow is a book with three short stories about different characters in the same town and with some interlinking events and takes place over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

I enjoyed the first story – The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson – very much. When Jubilee’s train crashes on the way to Florida to stay with her grandparents for Christmas, she finds herself meeting all kinds of people and falling in love. Plus there’s a blizzard.

I really liked Jubilee (or as she’d rather be called, Julie). She was a really engaging narrator even when I didn’t think she was making good choices.

Confession time: I didn’t finish the second story. I don’t know. I just didn’t care about it. The narrator, Tobin, came off as kind of an asshole. At one point he said (of love interest Angie), “she was much more like a person than the other girls were”. Like a person. Person-like.



The final story was enjoyable though. Everyone knows someone like self-absorbed drama queen Addie and it was fun to read a story from her point of view as she realised those things about herself and tried to fix them.

It was also the story in which everything came together from the other plot threads. And there was a mini pig.

Overall, the book is worth buying and people who like John Green’s writing will probably enjoy his story but otherwise I’d recommend just reading the first and last. You won’t be missing out.

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This entry was posted on December 10, 2014 by in Holiday Posts, Reviews and tagged , , , , .
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