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An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to w ...more
Paperback, Single Title Edition, 352 pages
Published 2012 by Speak (first published October 2nd 2008)
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Clarissa I don't think he necessarily represented something (but maybe he did i don't know) but i saw him as the character who links the three stories…moreI don't think he necessarily represented something (but maybe he did i don't know) but i saw him as the character who links the three stories together. He's in each story so you get this familiar feeling when we see him. (less)
Petra Miocic I've read only Green's part for now and yes, his characters are, surprisingly, teenagers. Just kidding, of course, but what surprises is the fact that…moreI've read only Green's part for now and yes, his characters are, surprisingly, teenagers. Just kidding, of course, but what surprises is the fact that none of his teenagers died, was born with strange personality or whatsoever and I still got to have so much fun while going with them on this snowy Christmas adventure. (less)

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Shelley
Dec 23, 2008 Shelley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth, christmas
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 wer
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Raeleen Lemay
Dec 17, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Re-read in December 2015
*3.5/5*
I still really enjoyed this, but just not quite as much as the first time around. However, I am really glad that I read it again because it got me in the holiday spirit! Also, in finishing this book, I completed the Popsugar 2015 reading challenge! FUN FUN FUN


First read in December 2012

AHHHHH SO CUTE AND FLUFFY AND WONDERFUL. AHH. My favorite story was definitely the second one, John's, BUT I LOVED THEM ALL.
Ariel
Feb 10, 2016 Ariel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Nov 23, 2015 Carol [Goodreads Addict] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carol [Goodreads Addict] by: Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
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

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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. Bu
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April
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Well that was stinkin' adorable
Janina
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 Jubile
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Gabriela Silva
Feb 25, 2016 Gabriela Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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.
Elina Zalkalne
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 sw
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Cait (Paper Fury)
Oh a cute fluffy romance about snow and Christmas.
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I read it because I LOVE John Green...and I'm not sad I read it...but I'm definitely underwhelmed. It's 3 short stories, but they still all connect. So it's like ONE book but in 3 parts with 3 POV.

STORY 1: The Jubilee Express narrated by Jubilee (author Maureen Johnson)
This is my FAVOURITE. It's definitely 4-star worthy. I loved how cute and witty and wonderful Jubilee was. Her voice is fantastic and I'm 100% sold on Maureen Johnson's writing (
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May
Oct 26, 2015 May rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
LOS RELATOS NO SON LO MÍO. PERO MAUREEN JOHNSON ME HA CONQUISTADO.
¿JOHN GREEN? pf...

Noches blancas es la nueva obra de John Green en español. Son tres relatos que se desarrollan en Navidad, escritos por tres autorxs diferentes y que tienen algo en común. Uno de lxs autorxs es el conocidísimo y famosísimo John Green, razón por la que quise leerlos, y las otras dos autoras son Mauren Johnson, quien también es conocida y tiene una larga carrera en el mundo de las letras; y Lauren Myracle, de la q
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nicole
Jul 17, 2013 nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, holiday, romantical
Pretty much what you'd expect. Light, fun, festive. Had the feel of an ABC Family made-for-tv holiday special (which I love!), but funnier. And quirkier. Because John Green and Maureen Johnson are funny and quirky and their styles and characters fit together so naturally. While I like Myracle just fine, she feels like the third wheel in this collection of interconnected stories and leaving her to pen the final story and tie everything together was Let It Snow's major flaw. It was nice to see all ...more
Kassidy
Dec 17, 2013 Kassidy rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This is so super cute!!!
I love all of the stories and it's great how they all come together in the end!! Such a perfect Christmas book :D
Andrew (BritBookBoy)
Very cute. The first story was definitely my favourite!
oliviasbooks
(ca. 2009/03/23:) Three snowy stories by different authors melted into a satisfying whole. Yes, I think, I like it! I have finished the first story "Jubilee Line" by Maureen Johnson (great style, by the way. Funny, a little crazy, a little romantic.) and started the second one, "Cheertastic Christmas Miracle" by John Green. After a few pages I thought: "Wait, another Waffle House in the middle of nowhere? These guys know a heartbroken boy named Stuart Weintraub? Ha, this is the protagonist from ...more
Dyanne
This book, even though it is categorized as one book (singular) it should really be categorized as three books (plural) because although the stories within the book are interrelated, the writing-style and general plot of each story is unique and each could stand on its own. It only seems fitting to write three mini-reviews.
Note: the review may get rather long and unwieldy. I apologize in advance.
Section 1:
The Jubilee Express
3.7 stars

Just a little taste of chapter one beforehand…
..my name is Jub
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Kate ♡
Sep 27, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely perfect!
Honestly, one of my favourite books ever, even if it is a Christmas book!
I loved every single story SO much:
The Jubilee express by Maureen Johnson: 5 stars
A Cheertastic Christmas miracle by John Green: 4 stars
The patron saint of pigs by Lauren Myracle: 5 stars

Just pick up this book if you haven't already, it was amazing! I also absolutely loved how all the stories intertwined together at the end, it was so well done!
It made me smile so many times and would be
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Andie (_HalfBl00dPrincess)
To be fair, these three stories should be rated separately.
The Jubilee Express 4.5 's - A fun and quirky read with very like able characters.
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle 4 's - I expected to like John Green's story the best because well, he's John Green! I loved how adventurous this story was but it came off a little forced and the characters annoying at times.
The Patron Saint of Pigs 2 's - I found myself mostly skimming through this one because the main character was whiny and self absor
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Giulia
3.75 stars.
I'm so busy at the moment that I don't have time to write a proper review.
But I really enjoyed it. It was a light read filled with Christmas-y feels and love. Perfect for the holidays if you ask me, when everyone's so busy they don't have time to actually read.;)

*Review to come!*

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Okay, let's start by saying that I am that person who starts listening to Christmas music in November. As December approaches, I
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Macarena
Dec 22, 2014 Macarena rated it really liked it
Muy bueno, unas historias super tiernas de navidad. La mejor fue la de Maureen Johnson, es la más linda en mi opinión.
Reseña completa en Gracias a los libros.
PD: Leí este libro mientras escuchaba un playlist de canciones de navidad, fue una de las mejores decisiones que tomé :)
Jojo
Jul 02, 2015 Jojo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Looking for Alaska is popular with my students, and I've enjoyed everything I've read by John Green, so I bought this for my classroom library.

The first story was pretty good: girl-meets-boy-in-a-blizzard. The boy was very sweet. I would definitely seek out more of Maureen Johnson's work for my classroom.

The John Green story was familiar: nerdy guy's adventures with his brainy (in this case, Asian) friend and their one-of-the-boys, liable-to-say-anything platonic girl pal.

The last story seemed
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Candy Melissa Kwong
4.5 stars

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This book is so good!! It makes you feel the magic of Christmas and gives you all the feels!
My favorite is definitely the story by Maureen Johnson! It's so romantic and lovely! The reason why I gave this book 4.5 stars is because I'm slightly disappointed by John Green's story.
Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster*

"Chest hairs roasting on an open fire/ jack frost biting of your nose/ Yule tide carollers being hung by the choir...." Errm shit, wrong song.
Happy Holidays, my lovelies!!

I don’t normally do any themed reads this time of year (and I am now doing TWO, craziness)... BUT when I saw this anthology on the shelf while gift getting I snatched it up lickity split…. BECAUSE John Green!

Anyways, this is a book comprised of three teen romance novellas (?!) set over the span of three days, Christmas Eve t
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Maxi ̖́-
May 24, 2016 Maxi ̖́- rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
*3.3 stars*

On Feb. 6th it snowed like crazy where I live so I was in need of something snow themed to read. Let Is Snow contains three short stories that are linked together. My Christmas spirit is gone by now but overall I really enjoyed this book.

The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson; *3 stars*.
The first story was okay, even though I didn't like the kind of insta-love thing that was going on I still enjoyed it.
When I finished it I was like: "...so?", it was cute and I liked the writing style
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~Tina~
Dec 05, 2010 ~Tina~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I don't read much anthology since short stories are just well, short, and I find it hard to connect with the characters. That all seemed to change once I finished this book.
I Absolutely loved it!

Let it Snow is about three couples. Three stories. Written by three authors. Each story is semi-connected to the other, giving us a full picture of the events of these characters night and the Christmas miracle that graced there lives.

The first story is by Maureen Johnson, titled The Jubilee Exp
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Joost
Ik maak geen recensie op mijn blog over dit boek, aangezien het allang kerst is geweest en ik dit boek niet zo leuk vond (waarschijnlijk ben ik allang uit de kerstsfeer)...
Het eerste verhaal had wel wat, Maureen Johnson heeft een fijne schrijfstijl en haar verhaal was wel oké. John Greens verhaal viel me wat tegen, maar het einde vond ik wel vertederend, net als de andere verhalen. Ik kon totaal niet in het verhaal van Lauren Myracle inkomen, dat was echt slopend! Wel een ideaal boek net voor de
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Krista Wright
I really enjoyed the first two stories--"The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson and "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle" by John Green. I gave both of those stories 4 stars; they were very cute and made me laugh. The final story, "The Patron Saint of Pigs" by Lauren Myracle, was extremely annoying. I gave that story 1 star, unfortunately.
Drew (Drew’s Cup of Tea)
Aww, this gave me warm and fuzzy holiday vibes. The three short stories in this anthology were interconnected and the first two had fantastic narratives. I wouldn't call the stories strictly romance, though, but more fun, light, chick-lit reads that contained everything Christmasy - mugs of hot cocoa, cold walks through the snow, shopping fanatics, and warm coats and mittens.

I actually really liked that the stories weren't centered around the romance, or else I feel like it would be too similar
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Miss Book
May 06, 2016 Miss Book rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I may have been a complete lunatic, but I was a complete lunatic with manners.”

This was so cute! It's definitely a great read for this time of the year.
Originally, I was going to give it 4 stars because I really didn't like the third story at the beginning, but it ended so nicely with the nice little bow that I had to give it 5*.
The first story, Maureen's, was so damn cute and festive,and I absolutely loved it.
A lot of people said that the 2nd story, which was John's, was disappointing, but I c
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Nashali Torres
Mar 24, 2016 Nashali Torres rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
En realidad, es más un 3.5 (en general).

Dividiré la reseña, historia por historia.

El expreso de Jubilee de Maureen Johnson:
Un 3.5. La historia me ha parecido interesante. Jubilee se me hizo graciosa desde el primer momento y me ha agradado. A pesar de esto, no pude darle más de 3 estrellas y es que me ha parecido patética las decisiones que toma la protagonista a lo largo de la historia. Entiendo que estas fueron fundamentales para que se desarrollara la primera historia de amor en este libro
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Francisca Viegas
This book was incredibly peculiar. Even though I didn't enjoy it very much, the idea was beautiful. It is composed by 3 short stories which are all connected. They all took place in a small town named Gracetown, and most of the characters appeared, or were at least referenced in another story.
Let's break it down, shall we?

Maureen Johnson - The Jubilee Express : 3
I had never heard of this author before, and I actually enjoyed her writing very much. The story, however, was flawed. The romance seem
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