Let it Snow, by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle
Saturday, 21 December 2013
Title: Let it Snow
Author: Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Release Date: October 2, 2008
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.94
Age Group: 12+
I love Maureen Johnson's, John Green's and Lauren Myracle's books, like they're all 5 star rating books, but I found Let it Snow to be a little... dull. Maybe it was the whole collaboration trying to make all three stories relate to each other hard, I don't know, but I wasn't really pleased with the outcome. I know that these three authors can do better than this, and I saw that.
Goodreads Summary: 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 the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.
When I review a book with more than one story in it, I always like to separate the books' opinions from each other, then bring the whole thing altogether, so here we go.
So let's start with Maureen's story, The Jubilee Express. Most people said that this was their favourite, but I disagree, this probably was the worst and the most poorly written, it was written like it was rushed. It needed more detail and a history of the characters to rate it as a full novel. Jubilee, the main character, was okay. I didn't have any problem with her or the way she acted, she just wanted to get away from all the chaos. That was the only pro. 3/5
John's story would probably be in the middle of the three. All of John's other works of "art," as I call his novels are all amazing, he's a king to me, and I swear, I'd bow down to him if I ever saw him/met him. A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle wasn't what I thought it'd be. In fact, I thought it was kind of dumb/stupid at times. I really didn't see a point to it. 3.5/5
Most reviewers would say that Lauren's story, The Patron Saint of Pigs, was the worst one, but I'd say that it was the best one. It was hilarious at times and I loved the whole story and romance going on here. It was the only story out of the three that I felt had some point and real romance in it, so I was pleased. 4/5
I'd say that all three stories were a disappointment, but they were okay overall.
Posted by Michelle (A Thousand Lives Lived)