Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances [NOOK Book]

Overview

The weather outside is frightful, but these stories are delightful! When a huge blizzard (that doesn't show signs of stopping) hits, Gracetown is completely snowed in. But even though it's cold outside, things are heating up inside, proving that the holiday season is magical when it comes to love. In three wonderfully (and hilariously!) interconnected tales, YA stars John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson create a must-have collection ...
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

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Overview

The weather outside is frightful, but these stories are delightful! When a huge blizzard (that doesn't show signs of stopping) hits, Gracetown is completely snowed in. But even though it's cold outside, things are heating up inside, proving that the holiday season is magical when it comes to love. In three wonderfully (and hilariously!) interconnected tales, YA stars John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson create a must-have collection that captures all the spirit of the holiday season.
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Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
The authors share an ironic, idiosyncratic sense of humor that helps bind their stories, each with a slightly different tone and take on love, into one interconnected volume brimming with romance and holiday spirit.
KLIATT - Sherri Forgash Ginsberg
This is a unique foray into a format in which three different authors tell a story. Maureen Johnson kicks off with a gigantic snowstorm that leads Jubilee on an adventure on a stranded train to the middle of nowhere; she winds up in a diner with a bunch of cheerleaders. John Green continues with a group of friends trying to get to the diner to interact with the cheerleaders in a small Honda, which winds up in a snow bank. Lauren Myracle ends the tale, tying it all together with a sweet love story. The cadence of the story is surprisingly consistent and the reader wouldn't know there are three different authors. All gimmicks aside, this is a great story illuminating the magic of the holidays and the strengths and weaknesses of friendships. YAs will adore it. Reviewer: Sherri Forgash Ginsberg
VOYA - Heather Christensen
A Christmas snowstorm in a small southern town creates the perfect setting for three romances by favorite young adult authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Three teens tell their stories, and although each narrative stands on its own, they occasionally bump into each other, overlapping in the way life in a small town often does. In Johnson's Jubilee Express, a snowy hike through an unfamiliar town with an amiable stranger leads one teen to reconsider her relationship with her very popular and too-busy-to-call boyfriend. Green's A Cheertastic Christmas recounts the hilarious journey from best friend to something more, all the while battling ice, snow, and fiendish twins. Finally a Starbucks worker takes a hard look at herself, paving the way to a triumphant reunion with her old boyfriend in Myracle's The Patron Saint of Pigs. This collection is a light but satisfying read, with well-developed primary characters and entertaining secondary characters. Happy endings abound, although characters in each story examine their various relationships and make necessary adjustments-everything from breaking up to shaping up. There is plenty of physical humor for laugh-out-loud fun and enough dreamy romance to warm up those cold winter nights. Fans of chick lit and chick flicks will enjoy this collection with a steamy cup of hot chocolate and a cozy quilt. Reviewer: Heather Christensen
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

What do a Christmas Eve snowstorm, 14 perky cheerleaders, a Waffle House, and a guy covered in tin foil have in common? Answer: these romantic holiday stories. Through an interconnected cast of characters set in one small Southern town, each author reveals a serendipitous night in the life of a particular teen. In Johnson's "Jubilee Express," level-headed Jubilee experiences a traumatic day during which her parents get arrested, her train gets stuck in the snow, and she breaks up with her boyfriend, but in the end finds a new love. Green deftly portrays the teen male perspective with humor and wit in his "Cheertastic Christmas Miracle," which starts with an urgent quest for cheerleaders and ends with an eye-opening experience of finding true love right before one's eyes. In Myracle's "Patron Saint of Pigs," while agonizing over the pain of a recent breakup, Addie learns about herself and gains respect for relationships at the same time. Tender without being mushy, these carefully crafted stories of believable teen love will leave readers warm inside for the holidays.-Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library

Kirkus Reviews
Three top authors of teen fiction join forces for a collection of linked novellas set in the same small town in North Carolina on Christmas Eve. During the worst blizzard in 50 years, a packed train gets stuck in the snow, and teens from the train interact with teens from the town in ways both hilarious and romantic. In Johnson's "The Jubilee Express," a 16-year-old passenger named Jubilee meets Stuart, who takes her home to his family and convinces her that she needs a better boyfriend than the one she left at home. Green's offering is "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle," narrated by Tobin, who struggles with his buddies through the snow so they can meet 14 stranded cheerleaders. Myracle contributes "The Patron Saint of Pigs," about a local girl named Addie who has just broken up with her boyfriend. The conclusion ties up the plot strands from all three stories, with all the main characters enjoying coffee at Starbucks on Christmas night. Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101575178
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 17,812
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 294 KB

Meet the Author

John Green
John Green is the author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. He lives in New York City.
Lauren Myracle is the
author of many popular books for teens and tweens,
including New York Times bestsellers ttyl and ttfn
(Abrams). She lives with her family in Fort Collins,
Colorado.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    2 out 3 stories are excellent

    I don't usually go for holiday books but this one is a lot of fun and doesn't feel one-note. It manages to convey the holiday theme without being sappy.

    I could tell by the first few pages the first story was written by Maureen Johnson; being a follower of her on twitter, the writng had her spastic, observational humor all over it (if you're on twitter and don't follower her, you should: @maureenjohnson). The story starts with a girl named Jubilee, who goes by a variety of nicknames to sidestep her awful namesake which derives from a building in a collectible miniature Christmas village her parents are obsessed with. Her plans to spend Christmas Eve at her boyfriend's family's smorgasbord are thwarted when 1.) her parents are jailed after a scuffle at the Flobie Christmas village convention, where a riot broke out over a limited edition piece 2.) her parents are sending her by train to Florida to be with her grandparents 3.) the train gets snowbanked in a town two hours south and she's stranded, boyfriendless and alone.

    What follows is a quirky although not entirely unbelievable tale about a Waffle House, a heartbroken teen boy named Stuart who finds her, and his mother's insistence on taking care of a wayward girl alone on Christmas Eve. Jubilee isn't too happy her boyfriend isn't responding to her calls and texts, and she's not sure what to think of this new guy and his creepily obsessive, although genuinely kind, mother. It's filled with a hundred details that make the story enjoyable - specifically how her parent's have attained widespread notoriety as part of "The Flobie Five," who got arrested over the collectible village.

    The next story is John Green's, and it again features a Waffle House and a snowstorm. And hey, these guys know Stuart from the first story. It's connected! I love stuff like this. Out of boredom, three friends venture into the storm to the Waffle House where they've heard a team of cheerleaders are stranded. This is the same Waffle House Jubilee eagerly vacated with Stuart to get away from the cheerleaders from her train after it got stuck. It's a typical John Green set-up: awkward gu, whip-smart and somehow unattainable girl, hilarious sidekick involved in a caper. It's solid, and ties together aspects of the first story.

    Lauren Myracle's piece is about Addie, a girl who broke up with Jeb who was on Jubilee's train. I thought it was kind of interesting in the first story how Jeb is featured at first but then he completely drops off. The heartbreak and wallowing feels a little cliche, and I have to admit, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two. Characters from the other stories show up at the end to the Starbucks where Addie works, and connect the story further. It's satisfying to see how everyone knows each other

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Fluff and fun

    I thought that the three short stories in this book were wonderful and worked well together. It is interesting to see the mix of different styles come together, especially since all the stories are intertwined pergectly. My personal favorite was John Green's, but all of them are wonderful. A magical holiday read.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Let it snow

    lOVE one of the best

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Highly Recommend - movie rights to this book were purchased for a reason.

    As a huge John Green fan I'll jump at the chance to pick up anything with his name on it, despite my general aversion to anything which labels itself as any sort of "romance." So, when I began reading Maureen Johnson's portion of the book "The Jubilee Express" and finding myself smile because it was funny and charming, I was pleasantly surprised. The stories which make up this book stray away from the beaten path of romantic writing in a way that is both unexpected and delightful. Each (with the exception of Lauren Myracle's portion which I could not bring myself to finish)brought its characters to life so effectively I found myself growing attached to them, an impressive feat in the span of about 100 pages.

    The complexity of the characters, the suspense of the plots, and the general exuberance of the book made it a joy to read. Even without the third story, I still plan to purchase this book for myself so I can read it every holiday season (of course, I may have to adjust my definition of the holiday season so it may include the Fourth of July, Halloween, Easter, and Arbor Day).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    *-* at jazmine

    Come on. I tweeted him, and he says he knows no jazmine. So dont lie and spend your time doing other stuff than lying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    To jazmine

    Wow thats very interesting youve met! Ive never ead this book but will consider it because ive read the fault in our stars and loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    I know the aouther no joke

    I really do know him right back please and i gave him the ideas for the fault in our stars right please if you like if you liked it and im jazmine by the way

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    John greens was the best

    His story was the best it wqs soo funny and i loved the chaacters overall i thought all the stories were really good though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    The Fanride Overview

    This book gets you into the holiday spirit and shows you that love is anywhere. Let it Snow is halarious with the three stories it gives you that anyone can expirience during the snowy season. It gives you great detail which makes it even more realistic and another cool thing is that all the stories connect to each other so you have to read all of the stories to know whats going on. This wintery romance will make you read every last page in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    I wouldn't say it is appropriate for 12 year olds when it talks

    I wouldn't say it is appropriate for 12 year olds when it talks about strippers. I mean, like what? Why would 12 ear olds want to read about strippers. Should be 13+ atleast.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Cool book

    John greens books are amazing.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Interesting, more for a younger audience

    The stories tied together neatly and made me re-read parts, which iws harder to do with a NOOK book. Altogether fun for the holidays -

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    So adorable.

    I found this at a garage sale and I had not expected much from it, but it was such a cute and happy read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Hunter

    Help me toss the snowballs into the logs

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    :)

    I don't usually like sappy stories, but these were just too sweet <3 :)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Let it snow

    Great book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    ! amber rox ! :)

    I love reading romance books it is just so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Loved it!

    Really good the stories were all sweet and funny and all tied into each other in some way, especially at the end <333

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Excellent!

    Aside from a few editing errors,this book was amazing and so easy to get in to.The characters and their lives are so believable. Definitely worth your time and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Loved it!

    Absolutely.a mustread! ADORABLE:)

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