Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myrcle

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myrcle
Publication date: October 1, 2008 (Speak)

On the night before Christmas, Gracetown, North Carolina is hit with a terrible blizzard. Jubilee finds herself being shipped to her grandparents’ house the night of Christmas Eve; Tobin and his friends race to reach the Waffle House first to have the privilege of dining on waffles and hanging out with hot cheerleaders; Addie spends the what should be cheerful holiday trying to get over her ex-boyfriend who is consequently the only thing she can think of. Along the way, these three teenagers stumble upon romances in ways- and in people- they never expected to find it.

Three of today’s top Young Adult authors (John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myrcle) came together to weave this novel of winter romances. Each author contributed a short story that cleverly (and sometimes subtly) connected with one another.

For not being given a lot of pages to work with, each author is able to give a well delivered story. The plots don’t seem rushed at all, the characters are fairly well developed, and the stories come together nicely even though they are three separate tales.

However, out of the three, I felt Myrcle’s story was the weakest. Some points were repeated too often and Addie sometimes came off as whiny which got to be annoying a couple of times. Not to mention her critical character flaw was pointed out one too many times.

But all in all this book is an enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good romance.

(4 out of 5)

~ Yajaira (SynysterShadows)