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 Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.
First published: 2008
I know that, technically, Christmas is over and that that makes me a little late to the party with this review, but it’s still the holiday season, right? We’ve still got New Year’s to come! My Christmas tree is still standing, so that means it’s still Christmas.
My logic might be somewhat flawed, but I don’t care!
John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle have combined their efforts in Let It Snow, each creating three short stories — three “holiday romances”, as it reads on the cover. I finished this book the day after Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a very nice and refreshing change from the Modernist novels I’ve been reading for the past few weeks.
The fun thing about these stories is that they are not three stand alone stories, but they are all intertwined. The characters from one story feature (in minor roles) in the other stories, too, and in the last one everyone comes together in the local Starbucks and it ends all merry and happy and great.
This book was just so much fun. I read it in about a week, but if I’d had the time I’d have finished it within two days. All three of the authors have a way of writing that makes you want to turn page after page. It’s witty (at times hilarious — especially so in John Green’s story) and all three of the stories ended with me having a fuzzy feeling inside due to the romantic endings and the Christmasness (as of now, that is a word).
There’s not much more to say, really. Let It Snow is a perfect read around this time of the year — you don’t get just one feel good love story, but three of them. Set at Christmas time. What more do you want?!