Yes, this is another YA Christmas book post. What can I say? I'm in a holly jolly mood this year. Let it Snow is a collection of three short stories by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. They are interconnected and involve snow, Christmas, and romance. Light, fluffy, fun. It is perfect for reading snuggled under a blanket near your Christmas tree.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
The three stories are interconnected, all taking place in Gracetown which is getting a Christmas snow that is stopping trains and trapping people where they are. The perfect set up for romances to bloom. And all this snow is falling on Christmas Eve trapping a couple of the teens in places their parents are not. Even more perfect for romantic developments. Gracetown is a fictional Western North Carolina mountain town and since I've lived in small town in Western North Carolina I especially appreciated this element. Particularly as the Waffle House was practically a character in the story. That is so spot on. All three stories are fun, if predictable. But let's face it, if you are in the mood to read a book like this, predictable is what you are after. My favorite was the John Green story, not only because I like his writing style, but also because I have a thing for best friends falling for each other stories. Maureen Johnson's story made me laugh the most of the three and I really fell for her characters too. I thought the final story (written by Lauren Myracle) was probably the weakest, mainly because the main character annoyed me greatly and it was heavy on the Starbucks and light on the male lead.
This is a great choice if you are in the mood for a romantic Christmas read.