Book Club Pick: December 2016
Title: Let it Snow
Author: Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle
Series: Stand alone compilation novel
Country: United States of America
Publisher: Penguin Books
First Published: 2008
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 inconvenience. When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events.
Soon fourteen pumped-up 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 pig . . .
As the three stories collide, strangers will cross paths and romance blossoms with heart-warming consequences.
It’s December and the festive season is upon us! As I live in New Zealand I have never experienced a White Christmas, so this month I selected a book set over the holiday season in the Northern Hemisphere. Let it Snow features three holiday romances by three authors – The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle.
The three short stories are stand alone by they intertwine with each other with setting and characters appearing throughout all three stories.
A few characters from the previous story appear in the next story but it is not until the end until the all meet up.
In Maureen Johnson’s The Jubilee Express, sixteen-year-old Jubilee meets Stuart when her train breaks down during a snow storm in the town of Gracetown on Christmas Eve, the setting for all three stories. Stuart invites Jubilee back to his family home and tries to convince Jubilee that she needs a boyfriend who will treat her better.
John Green’s A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle follows Tobin and his friends Duke (a tomboy) and JP as they make their way through the snow with a game of Twister to meet 14 stranded cheerleaders at a Korean Waffle House.
The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle is about Addie, who has just broken up with her boyfriend and her search for a teacup piglet. This story finishes with the main characters of all three stories meeting up.
Wherever you are have a safe and happy holiday season!
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Source: I borrowed a copy of this book from my public library