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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances ➸ [Reading] ➺ Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances By John Green ➭ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The worst blizzard for fifty years
Three wintry love stories
One magical night

It's Christmas Eve and Gracetown has been buried by snow But the weather is more than just an inconveni The worst blizzard Snow: Three PDF Ç for fifty years Three wintry love storiesOne magical nightIt's Christmas Let It PDF/EPUB or Eve and Gracetown has been buried by snow But the weather is than just It Snow: Three eBook ´ an inconvenience When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of lifechanging eventsSoon fourteen pumpedup cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke's DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pigAs the three stories collide, strangers cross paths and romance blossoms with heartwarming consequencesTouching, hilarious and filled with alternative festive cheerwhat else did you expect from a trio of today's bestselling authors?.


10 thoughts on “Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

  1. Shelley Shelley says:

    It started off strong and got progressively weaker. Maureen Johnson was fun, John Green all right and Lauren Myracle dismal.

    Maureen Johnson's story was super quirky and giggly and slightly ridiculous (in a good way). I liked Jubilee a lot, crazy as she was, and was amused to see a lot of my mother in Stuart's. It was just cheery, fun Christmas fluff.

    John Green's kind of drove me nuts. I wanted to like it more, but I guess I am not that adventurous, because I kept thinking that the characters were such massive idiots, but their idiotic actions were the only thing that created a plot. He kept referring to them as oh-so-clever, but they really weren't. They attempted to reach Buffy-level snark and sarcasm and really didn't make it. Also, the cheerleader thing got really old, really fast. I usually love him, so I was disappointed.

    Lauren Myracle's was so terrible and I hated every minute. Her main character was a self-absorbed whiny brat and I was stuck in her first person pea brained narrative for the entire thing. The entire thing was, admittedly, about the fact that she was a self-absorbed whiny brat and everyone was calling her on that fact, but her supposed transformation was utterly ridiculous. Also, the last chapter tied up all three of the stories and she massacred all of the characters from the other stories. Any wit and subtlety that the other two authors created, she destroyed. This probably would have gotten four stars if she hadn't written the final chapter and left me with the bad taste.


  2. Ariel Ariel says:

    I've been meaning to read this for FOREVER and I'm glad I finally did. It's the depths of winter here in Canada so the snowy theme came at the perfect time. While I enjoyed it and found the stories generally exciting enough to keep reading, I didn't fall in love with any characters, any settings, any stories. Here's my review of it: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4375745!


  3. Mary S. R. Mary S. R. says:

    3.5 STARS! Cute snowy disasters and teenage romance :)

    “I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending.”

    Sometimes, snow can be a real pain. A naughty kid causing quite the chaos wherever she deems to grace. Ask the occupants of Gracetown—they can tell you all about it; because this year, it's snowing like it hadn't in half a century! Buried beneath multiple feet of snow, their cars stuck, trains stranded, roads blocked, the residents of this little town are in for a hell of a time.

    Because snow is also magical. Enchanting. A little bit of snow can make all the difference. Burying the real life and all the inconsequential things under a blanket of white, snow can change the way you see the world. It can make you take a path you never imagined. It can get you stuck, and, sometimes, that's all you need to do—get stuck. Pause, and truly see. Because sometimes, that's just where you need to be.

    You just gotta let it snow.

    Which is just what this book does. Three interconnected, hilarious, and charming stories about a snowstruck town, starting from one girl and continuing as a chain of reactions, Johnson, Green, and Myracle tell a tale of love, friendship, and the magic of holidays—which can change quite a few lives.


    The Jubilee Express
    by Maureen Johnson ★★★½☆

    I felt so alone on that train…a weird, unnatural kind of alone that bore into me. It was feeling just beyond fear and somewhere to the left of sadness.
    Tired, but not the kind of tired that sleep fixes.
    It was dark and gloomy, and yet, it didn’t seem that things would get any better if the lights were turned up.

    Storyline: One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train, taking a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, starting a maybe predictable story, but no less special in its own way and a great short read to lighten your mood on a tough day!

    Storytelling: Precious and sweet right when it needed to be, hilarious the rest of the time, Maureen Johnson's writing is the reason it got 3.5 instead of 3. I am content :)

    I knew it was beautiful, but knowing something is beautiful and caring about it are two very different things, and I didn’t care.

    Characterisation: Perhaps the strongest part of this story were the characters, being well developed for a small town tale; Debbie (the overly sweet, absurd, mischievous, and inappropriate mother), Rachel (the cutest five-year old that I oh wanna eat), and Jubilee (the crazy protagonist and comedian of the story, with thoughts that gave me so many laughaches).

    One person’s crazy is another person’s sane, I guess.

    Relationships: With absolutely cute and well-handled romance and the sweetest familial bonds, The Jubilee Express did it just right for the holidays.


    A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle
    by John Green ★★★★½

    Something about me has always liked the drama and inconvenience of bad weather. The worse the better, really.

    Storyline: Three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House. And the hash brown spoils. And the cheerleaders, ofc. You can guess how it turn out...I mean, c'mon, It's John Green. That man can write about the taxonomy of Brachychiton rupestris and I'd still read and love it. And no, that is not the name of As always, this was a whirlwind of madness, sprinkled with the warm company of crazy friends in a storm and a hilarious disastrous ride to the Waffle House. Poor Carla the car.

    “YESSSSSS! WE JUST DID SUCH AN AWESOME JOB OF NOT DYING!”

    Storytelling: John is John and he does magic with simple words. He writes the most crazy events in such a chill and hilarious manner that is unique in its simplicity. Also, the gem of his writing is his conversations, and while Maureen Johnson spent a lot of time in hilarious and easy explanation of events, John Green is more a man of action who writes events and dialogue that are hilarious themselves.

    I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous. “Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap.”

    Characterization: The three friends (Tobin the protagonist, the Duke, and JP) were easily the best of the whole book. Even the sidekicks were masterfully managed and developed! The Duke (aka Angie) specially, with her hilarious, smart, crazy self peppered with the right amount of wisdom, make a mark on my heart.

    Here is one of my main complaints about human consciousness: once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.

    Relationships: This tells all 😂:

    Oh, I deep fried for you,
    But now I weep ‘n’ cry for you,
    Oh, babe, this meal was made for two,
    And these hash browns mean nothing, oh these hash browns mean nothing, yeah these HASH BROWNS MEAN NOTHIN’ without you!

    The Patron Saint of Pigs
    by Lauren Myracle ★★½☆☆

    “Silly girl, it’s not what the universe gives us that matters. It’s what we give the universe.”

    Storyline: The fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista sparking a tale that wasn’t anything special, to be honest. It was cute, unnecessarily dramatic, a little romantic, a lot more self exploration...and fine, really. It attempted to be magical but failed, unfortunately.

    The reason I read it was mostly because I wanted to see what happened to the characters of the two previous stories, where the loose threads were gonna lead, and who was gonna meet whom. And for that, I enjoyed it. So 2.5/5 is the best I can do. If you're free and relaxed and wanting a fun read, this book is great; and this last story wouldn't ruin the fun of the previous ones if you look at it graciously and not too critically :))

    “Christmas is a state of mind.”

    Storytelling: Lauren Myracle does not have a unique writing, or hilarious storytelling, or addicting turn of events, or anything noteworthy for that matter. But as my goal is to always get the best of each book, and make you enjoy it best, too, I'm gonna admit that Myracle had her moments and I did awwwwww on occasion and burst out laughing. The gem of this story was how beautifully and amazingly she used the two other authors'stories and wove them in her own!

    Shouldn’t I have some say over the endless thoughts running through my head?

    Characterization: The sidekicks and friends were not that developed even though this story was the longest of the three in the book—the author attempted to give them each backstories, meaning, and dimension, but didn't much succeed...

    The protagonist, however, had a great character development and the story was mostly about her changing herself—in the beginning I was a little annoyed cause we were seeing everything from the eyes of a whiney self-absorbed drama queen, but it was intentional and her friends were not blind to it and pointed it out.

    Relationships: In the spirit of positivity, I'd say—while there wasn't much to the romance—it was fun reading it run in background to character development for once!

    In the end, I don't regret picking it up, if only for Johnson's Debbie and Jubilee, the puzzle pieces and coincidences and chain of reactions, and JOHN FREAKING GREEN—that man is a magician.


    Companions

    Motion picture adaptation:
    Released on November 8, 2019, it was fun for a free afternoon, silly and full of heart. The plot line differed a little from the book, and the changes both hurt and helped; for example making Stuart a famous singer was a nice addition to the first story and turning the Tinfoil Man into Tinfoil Woman and giving her more of a role was a great choice, while removing my little Rachel was not. The second story also was not as good as the book.
    Audience rating: 46%
    Critics rating: 81%
    My rating: 65%



    Also by John Green:
    Turtles All the Way Down ★★★★★
    The Fault in Our Stars ★★★★★
    Looking for Alaska ★★★★★
    Paper Towns ★★★★½
    An Abundance of Katherine's ★★★★☆
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan) ★★★¾☆
    An Imperial Affliction (as Peter Van Houten) ★★★★★
    The Price of Dawn ★★★★☆

    Book playlist: Spotify LINK


  4. prag ♻ prag ♻ says:

    Here's five reasons why Let it Snow is sentenced to a one star rating.

    But first, it must be acknowledged that I did not suffer this re-read alone but was assisted by the traitor,


    Offence #1: Self deprecating main character

    I'm not saying everybody has to be confident and perfect all the time. No, I'm saying a well written character should have a personality that extends further than feeling sorry for your name all the time. The first story starts with about three paragraphs of rambling about how Jubilee (who's the whiny narrator for the story) is such a strippery name although she certainly has nothing against strippers.

    My name is Jubilee Dougal. Take a moment and let it sink in. [...] I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name. You probably think I have heard the call of the pole. But no. [...] My objection is that Jubilee isn't a name-it's some kind of a party. No one knows what kind. Have you ever heard of someone throwing a jubilee? And if you did, would you go? Because I wouldn't. Come to think of it, it might be interchangeable with hoedown.
    At this point, you might be thinking this isn't annoying, it's funny. Don't worry, that's what I thought too. But oh boy, when she brings this up every chapter, it gets on your nerves.

    Offence #2: PWP (Plot? What Plot?)

    I suppose it's meant to be cute, how these stories are about teenage romances on Christmas Eve. I can assure you, it's not. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought John Green posters, but I believe it's safe for me to say: I fucking hate his writing. I assume his thought process behind writing a cheertastic christmas miracle was something like this: Oh, Paper Towns is making millions. Wonder what would happen if I tweaked the characters a little bit and wrote the same story again?
    Gentlemen, may you travel safely and swiftly. But if you die tonight, die in the comfort that you have sacrificed your lives for that noblest of human causes. The pursuit of cheerleaders.
    The story summed up in three basic points:
    a) 3 typical hormone driven male characters
    b) 14 hot cheerleaders waiting for them (because what else would they want to do, apart from make out with idiots with twister in the middle of the biggest storm in 50 years?)
    c) The Duke, who's not like other girls

    What more would anybody ever want in a story?
    The Duke was just normal: she liked to joke around and talk about movies. She was much more like a person than other girls were.

    Offence #3: Clichés overdone to death

    Remember how I mentioned that girl who's not like the other girls? That's just the beginning.
    In this bundle of short stories, we have:
    1. Sweet guy who's heart has been broken by oh you guessed, it, a cheerleader! (Stuart)
    2. The popular guy everyone wants to date who's just so perfect <33 and also really boring (Noah)
    3. Average male guy who talks about nothing but sex and girls in bikinis (JP)
    4. The effervescent parents who call every ten minutes (Tobin's parents)
    5. The girl who's so unique because she has pigs (Tegan)

    There's also wonderfully written dialogue:
    Having no gathered my thoughts, I was finally able to eloquently articulate my feelings about the matter. Crap crap crap!
    GIVE ME A BREAK.


    Offence #4: Let's have an adventure at 3 am because that's what teenagers do!

    I know, I know. I've mentioned this before. But dammit, that story pissed me off so much. Best friends secretly in love with each other? Check. Stupid ideas because HOT GIRLS? Check. Dirty talking to a car? ...check.




    Offence #5: Stereotyping. Characters introduced only so they can be made fun of

    I'm just going to complete this section with a bunch of quotes from the book, because there's really not much I can say.
    Could that be why he ate lunch with Nathan Krugle, who was definitely an outsider with his all- Star Trek, all-the-time T-shirt collection?
    Because obviously, somebody who loves Star Trek is weird. How silly of me to think otherwise.
    By making me his girlfriend, he demonstrated his belief in me, and I had picked up on his conviction. I stood straighter. He liked being seen with me; therefore, I liked being seen with me.



    I'm sorry, but this book was a cringefest.


  5. Carol [z55z.co Addict] Carol [z55z.co Addict] says:

    Let it Snow is an anthology of three short stories, all tied together by a thread, written by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. This book was a gift from a dear friend.

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    The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson

    holiday

    It’s Christmas Eve and Jubilee Dougal can’t wait to attend the Christmas Party at her boyfriend, Noah’s house. Her perfect boyfriend, her busy boyfriend. There are certain concessions one must make to date the perfect guy, right? She should just be happy to be his girlfriend. But the day didn’t turn out exactly as she had planned. Her parents who were avid collectors of pieces to their Flobie Santa Village collection, which is a Christmas Village display, have been arrested in their attempt to obtain the latest addition to their collection. So Jubilee is put on a train and sent to Florida to spend the holiday with her Grandparents. Only the train didn’t make it. They became stuck in a snow drift in the middle of a blizzard in Gracetown. If that isn’t bad enough, there are fifteen cheerleaders on the train. To escape all the chaos, Jubilee gets off the train and treks across the road to a Waffle House. That’s so much better until the cheerleaders follow her there. She is rescued by a boy her own age that lives nearby named Stuart. Her time with Stuart teaches her so much about herself. And one kiss makes what once was the worst into the best Christmas ever.

    waffle

    A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green

    Let

    Tobin, and his best friend Angie who he calls The Duke and one other friend, are holed up at Tobin’s house watching James Bond movies. His parents’ flight has been delayed due to the storm and won’t make it back until after Christmas. They are enjoying themselves until they get a call from a friend that works at Waffle House saying that they absolutely have to get there because there is a group of fifteen cheerleaders stuck there for the night. So Tobin and his friends begin a crazy night trying to get to the Waffle House in the blizzard. But along the way, in the midst of all the chaos, he begins to see Angie as something other than one of his buddies. That maybe there was something there all along, he just wasn’t looking. This could just turn out to be one of the best Christmas days he has ever had.

    The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle

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    Addie is devastated. She has been dating her boyfriend, Jeb for exactly one year on Christmas Eve. But they have been having problems. Their relationship has been struggling. And then Addie did something dumber than dumb. Something she regrets with every fiber of her being. So she begs Jeb to meet her at Starbucks to mend things. But he doesn’t show up. It’s over. He doesn’t want to forgive her. On the day after Christmas when Addie goes to work at Starbucks with one thing she must accomplish that day, pick up her best friend’s new pet, a tea cup pig, she begins a small journey of self-discovery. I loved the ending of this one as the couples from the first two stories are all brought together in a very heartwarming way.

    teacup

    These were three very heart-warming short stories that are sure to make you smile and will warm your heart during this very special holiday season.

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  6. April (Aprilius Maximus) April (Aprilius Maximus) says:

    Well that was stinkin' adorable


  7. Janina Janina says:

    This is the perfect book to curl up with when it’s cold and snowing outside. It is one of those reads that just makes you want to snuggle up on your couch, a hot cocoa or tea in hand and enjoy the winterly atmosphere. In fact, the only thing missing for my perfect reading experience was the fireplace ;).

    I don’t want to give too much away about the stories themselves because I think it is best to go into this book unprepared and let yourself be surprised. I liked all three stories, but The Jubilee Express and A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle were slightly better than the last one, The Patron Saint of Pigs. I didn’t like the main character too much there. Although the cute teacup pig almost made up for it …

    All in all, this short story collection is perfect for you if you are looking for a light and fun Christmas read. The stories are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sweet, slightly crazy, full of lovable characters (and pigs), provide you with a nice Christmas/winter feeling, make you laugh out loud and are just great to get lost in. I'm positive I'll pick this book up again some coming winter.

    A few quotes for you to enjoy:

    Before I take you into the beating heart of the story, let’s get one thing out of the way. I know from experience that when it comes up later, it will distract you so much that you won’t be able to concentrate on anything else I will tell you. My name is Jubilee Dougal. Take a moment and let it sink in.
    (First page, first fit of laughter. The perfect start.)

    I envisioned huge piles of the Elf Hotel flying off the belt, taking down everybody in sight. I had seen pictures of that Elf Hotel - it had sharp candy-cane spires that could easily impale someone. If anyone was ever going to be killed by an Elf Hotel, it would be my parents.
    (The whole story surrounding the Flobie Village was beyond hilarious.)

    There is nothing about a bad situation that fourteen hyper cheerleaders can't worsen.
    (I have never even met one cheerleader. Yet, I can very much imagine this to be true.)

    “Your mom calls more than a clingy boyfriend.”

    I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous. “Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap.”

    And, not to forget, the teacup pig.

    (*sigh* I would really like to have one.)


  8. Ely Green Ely Green says:

    Sigh. Half of me wants to scream WORST BOOK EVER. UGH. BLEHH. MNEHH. AAARGHHH MY BRAIN IS BLEEDING. The other half is thinking: John Green, you absolute motherfucking genius. You managed to salvage this utter arse-crap. Well. Fucking. Done.
    As much as I hate chick-lit [and this is beyond chick-lit. it's like 300 pages of mushy, smoochy, splodge of chick-lit paradise], I read this because...oh fuck it, it's Xmas. I could barely get through the first of the 3 stories. It killed my brain cells, I swear it did. The John Green one was delightful, however. Honestly. I laughed. And the last one was yet another over-cheesy-brain-cell-murder-fest. I did like how it all came together at the end, but I must say that if it wasn't for the festive season [and this being my friend's book], I'd offer it up as a sacrifice to the gods of good literature, and maybe some people who've run out of scrap paper.

    The two stars are only for you John Green. If I could, I'd give you more but that would imply I enjoyed the rest of the book, which I most definitely didn't. So there.


  9. Gabriela Silva Gabriela Silva says:

    “I may have been a complete lunatic, but I was a complete lunatic with manners.”


    It was a lot of fun! Liked the character development. I just expected a little more, but I still enjoyed this.


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