Let it Snow
Title: Let it Snow
Author: John Green
Published in English: 2008
Dansk titel: let it snow
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: Februar 2020
Genre: Romance, YA & Contemporary
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 cross paths and romance blossoms with heart-warming consequences.
I watched the movie and instantly fell in love with it, so I had to read the book too, and was disappointed as to how it was so different from each other.
The book started out strong but unfortunately as it progressed into the other stories it because weaker. The first story by Maureen Johnson about Jubilee was fun. I like her a lot and the whole story was quirky, giggly and slightly ridiculous in a good way of course. Overall, fun and cheery Christmas story. No doubt this story brought it home.
As for John Green I was slightly disappointed and didn’t really bond with any of the characters. I kept thinking that the main characters were such idiots who did idiotic stuff. You could tell that Green is a skilled author despite this story, with the way he writes. It has a natural flow and there’s not a lot of mumbling involved.
As for the last, I wanted to skip it to be honest. Lauren Myracle’s story about Addie had me hating every minute of it. Addie is so self-absorbed and extremely annoying. As for the writing goes, it wasn’t much better. Not only were we forced to get to know her, we got to know her through first person narrative. Not much good happened here and, I didn’t buy the whole transformation thing. No way in hell that’ll happen, not even in the season to be jolly. The good thing that the two other authors created were destroyed by this story. Any wit they created got completely massacred by this third and last story. No doubt I would have given it a four or five if it hadn’t been for this story, this round about.
That is why it’s so important to stick with your own work, and not try to mash it up with others. Man, I’m disappointed.