Book: Let It Snow
Release date: October 2, 2008
Source: University Book Store
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
This book makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside because of the comforting words and the mushy gushy situations. Of course I picked this book up because it had John Green’s writing, and I was happy that I did. It wasn’t much like this other books he has written, but he did create a perfect winter read. The writing is smooth and very heartfelt. The relationships in the book are cute, although they have their quirks, so they aren’t completely lovey dovey the whole time. There is quite a bit of adventure in this book as well, even though it’s not action packed and thrilling, there are train rides and walks in the snow. Some parts are definitely questionable because they don’t seem realistic, but the feeling the book gave me is what I loved the most. It made me think of winter, and being next to a fireplace, and just forgetting about all other problems, and sitting down for a good read. It is a book I would recommend reading in the winter. It really wouldn’t make too much sense in the summer, but if you would like to you could. My favorite part besides one of the strong headed female characters, who I could relate to a lot, was the environment of the Waffle House. It’s like a Starbucks, but somehow the people in this shop and how it brings everyone together is just the icing to the cake for this book. Although, it isn’t entirely rainbows and sprinkles. The character in the third story did get on my nerves a lot, and after the first two stories, I was a little disappointed, but other then that minor bump, I’d most likely read this every winter!