“Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be… Christmas is a state of mind.”
Title: Let It Snow
Author: Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Miracle
Why you should read this book: It’s a very nice holiday reading and it will make you smile.
Three stories, one storm, one city, a lot of Christmas miracles. All it takes is a huge snowstorm to turn a city into a white desert paradise. Jubilee is going to her grandparents in Florida for Christmas but her train gets stranded because of the snow and she is forced to walked to the nearest Waffle House, followed by 14 cheerleaders and a boy who wants to get to his girlfriend. In the restaurant works Keun, who loves having cheerleaders over, and promptly calls his three friends to come join him. They answer to the call, take the car and are met with many misadventures. A message is asked to be delivered but nobody knows who to deliver it to. All they need is a few Christmas miracles and everything is going to be just fine.
“It’s not what the universe gives us that matters, but what we give the universe”
Very nice book about young love. I liked it, the stories were separated but then they “met” to create a big story of coincidences, adventures and romance.
The first story was really cute, I loved the fact that her name was Jubilee. I like rare names, they are the ones that get stuck in your head for a very long time. Maybe it was a little bit hurried: girl, storm, girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love. It was ok because it was a fictional and because it was Christmas!
“I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name. You probably think I have heard the call of the pole.”
The second story was the one I liked the most because it has adventure, realization of a feeling that was there all along and a very nice conclusion, not too cheesy, not too hurried, just right.
“Yeah, well call me unpatriotic, but I see don’t see the cheerleader thing. Cheer isn’t sexy. Dark is sexy. Ambivalent is sexy. Deeper-than-it-looks-at-first-glance is sexy.”
I didn’t enjoy much the third story because I didn’t like the main character. You can’t like everyone, right? She was just a little too much for me, selfish and egocentric. Addie’s problem was that she makes the common mistake of thinking that everyone acts the way she acts so if someone do something she would never do then it’s not ok, she gets mad and goes all drama queen.
“All I’m saying is that if you love someone, you should be willing to show it.”
The part I loved the most was the ending, that was the perfect way to end this book.
Do I recommend it? Yes, if you want a nice book not too long, not too complicated to read during Christmas holidays this is right for you.