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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...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 2nd 2008 by Speak
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Shelley
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...more
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...more
nicole
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
oliviasbooks
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 story one!" The st...more
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...more
Joanne
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...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...more
~Tina~
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...more
Kassidy
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
Aaron Vincent
3 star-rating to Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson.
The first 'book' I read from Maureen Johnson. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. I find Maureen's tweets and blog posts a great deal funnier than she was in this. It's cute and made me felt the merriment of the holiday season. Did it excite me to read more from her? Not really. But I won't mind reading them if I have nothing else to read.

4 star-rating to A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green.
John Green is in his usual formula...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

I'm a sucker for romance any time of the year, but something about the holiday season makes me want to curl up in a nice blanket, drink hot chocolate, and read love stories. LET IT SNOW is the perfect holiday read.

Maureen Johnson starts things off with THE JUBILEE EXPRESS, in which Jubliee (no, not a stripper, but named for a piece in her mother's collection of the Flobie Santa Village) finds herself stranded on a train in Gra...more
Arlene
Rating Clarificatioin: 4+ Stars

Let it Snow was the perfect kick off for this holiday reading season. The blend of authors that made up this anthology had the right chemistry and flow to make you feel like busting out a cup of hot cocoa. I loved how all of the stories fused together with parallel events and characters. Clever and well orchestrated!

The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson - 4 Stars
The narrative in this book was absolutely snarktastic! Jubilee and Stuart were a cute combo and I love...more
Lizzie
I started reading this on Christmas Eve and finished on the last night of holiday break, so, you know, beat that. When I told Meg I received it as a Christmas present, she told me: "You can rate it on two scales: actual scale, and Christmas scale." Good thinking, except actually both scales had the same denominator dragging it down for me, which is the last story, which was a dud for me in both actualness and Christmasness.

The first two stories are really nice, Maureen Johnson's lead has a prett...more
Tatiana
Sep 23, 2009 Tatiana rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fans of John Green and light YA romance
Shelves: 2009, ya, short-stories
From my experience, anthologies are rarely 5-star readings. The quality of stories is always uneven. This book is no exception.

The three romantic short stories in this book are set at the same time and in the same place - a small storm-stricken town during Christmas. They have common characters and crisscrossing story lines.

The first story written Maureen Johnson is about a girl who finds herself stranded after her train is stopped by a snow storm. During the following two days she realizes th...more
Loryn
Dec 18, 2008 Loryn rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Young Adults, Young at Heart
I read this upon a recommendation from a co-worker and I LOVED it. It was just what I needed. I normally stay away from Christmas themed books, this just might be one of the first that I've read, but the romance in "Let it Snow" makes it hard to not fall in love with this book.

By far, my favorite of the three stories is "Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson. It has a great story line as well as a great romance. I liked this story so much, I am planning on reading more of her work because of it.

Jo...more
Raeleen Lemay
AHHHHH SO CUTE AND FLUFFY AND WONDERFUL. AHH. My favorite story was definitely the second one, John's, BUT I LOVED THEM ALL.
Ellie
For me, it's sometimes rare when a book grabs me from the very beginning and I definitely got into it from the first page.
To begin with, I thought this was just a John Green book but clearly, it's also written by Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.
This book is basically just three really adorable stories that come together at the end and it's so lovely, I really did love this book. I would personally say the first story was my favourite (Maureen Johnson which she titled as "The Jubilee Express"...more
Izia
“It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the street bringing so much cheer, I should be playing in a winter snow but I’mma be under the mistletoe”

Okay, I am so not a Justin Bieber fan, but I’ve been listening to that song over and over again for the past few days for the simple reason that it’s season-appropriate. Just like this book. Christmas is really an awesome season, everything is just so bright and nice and lovely. I don’t know in other countries, but here in the Philippines...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
OK. Let me start by saying that I picked this up because I needed a book with a 'winter word' in the title for a GR challenge group. Having never read anything by any of the authors nor from this publisher, I didn't know what to expect. It turns out that I am most likely NOT the target audience for this book. I am a 40 YO man. Were I a 13 YO girl, I probably would have fit the demographic a bit better. All of the characters are in the 16-18 YO range. And hand-holding and a few kisses are as expl...more
Andrea Caro
Jan 18, 2011 Andrea Caro rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: people who've watched all the christmas movies on the hallmark channel and have nothing better to do
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Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)

3.5 Stars

This books is separated into three different Christmas romances all centered in the same town.

The first story is called The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson. It is about a girl named Jubilee whose parents are arrested on Christmas Eve trying to buy a Flobie Christmas set piece. She is sent on a train to spend Christmas with her grandparents, but the train breaks down and she's stuck with a bunch of idiotic cheerleaders. Taking refuge in a local Waffle House, Jubilee meets a boy named...more
Maja
Well, that was a mixed experience!

First story by Maureen Johnson was exactely what I was hoping this book would be like; cute, quirky and funny. Made me smile and go all fuzzy on the inside.

Second Story by John Green, and the reason this book has got such a raving/popularity in the danish blogger community, was not at all what i would expect form Mr. Green! It was boring and not funny at all. I felt like he was writing a bit on automatic-pilot. And i noticed quite a lot of 'name-dropping'/produ...more
Lisa

Wenn ihr das perfekte Winterzeit-Buch sucht, dann habt ihr es mit Let it snow gefunden! Drei Autoren haben an diesem Buch mitgeschrieben, so dass es sich eigentlich um eine Sammlung von 3 Geschichten handelt, die aber alle miteinander in Verbindung stehen.

Es dreht sich alles um ein und denselben Ort, besonders aber um das Waffel-Haus und den Starbucks, den es dort gibt, dies sind die Haupt-Schauplätze. Jede Geschichte verfügt zudem über einen anderen Protagonisten, die alle einzigartig und echt...more
Claudia
Dec 22, 2008 Claudia rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who loves to read and laugh
Recommended to Claudia by: Bailey lent me her own copy! :)
Shelves: ya-books
One train wreck, one cheer squad, one snowy Christmas in a small NC town. A Waffle House, a Starbucks, a tea-cup pig...Three couples who must learn to trust others and themselves. Strangers, best friends, soulmates. Everyone has lessons to learn in the snow...

I laughed out loud as the Duke and Tobin slid down the snowy hill on the Twister plastic sheet, all in a desperate attempt to get to the Waffle House, full of cheerleaders, before the demented twins and the keg-carrying college boys. I LOVE...more
Jillian -always aspiring-
Dec 21, 2010 Jillian -always aspiring- rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: People in need of holiday optimism and spunk
Let It Snow -- a wonderful little Christmas anthology with stories from young adult favorites Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle -- is a book that deserves to be devoured as you sit on a couch on a cold winter's night, nestled up in a blanket as you sip from a mug of hot chocolate. My instinct when I started reading this book was to curl up and read it in one sitting. As holiday reads go, this is certainly a good choice.

The first story, "The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson, was...more
Jessica
Three of today's top YA authors have written intertwining novellas set on Christmas in a small town in North Carolina. A Waffle House figures big, and so does Starbucks, a train, a blizzard, and a teacup pig. I can't say any more without ruining things, but this book is a Christmas gift in itself: funny and well-written, not to mention romantic, all three are equally strong!

Reread, Christmas 2012: Love this book every time! I think The Jubilee Express might be my favorite, by a narrow margin.

Rer...more
Brandy
This is a cupcake made from a boxed mix: it's light and fluffy and sweet, and tastes so delicious when you're eating it that it's not until you swallow the last bite that you realize how little substance it had.

But John Green's in it, so maybe I'll consider his part of this a homemade frosting?

(This is called "stretching a metaphor way too far.")
Julie
I've never thought to read a seasonally related book before but this was a nice way to begin. Review to come.
Gemma
In another effort to read a holiday-themed book on Christmas Eve, I found myself disappointed in another 'meh' Christmas tale, or in this case, three of them. Two were by authors whose works I have previously enjoyed, and one was by an author who I've never read before, but who was supposed to be similarly witty and fun (that being said, her contribution was the worst of the three). And for the most part, the stories weren't horrible, but they all ended up falling flat for me.

The one true succes...more
Emily (Book Jems)
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

Let It Snow is a holiday themed short story anthology written by some of the greatest young adult authors to date. The star contributors include John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. If you haven't heard of them, you've probably been living under a rock - even my mother knows who John Green is. If you haven't read any of their books, I suggest you do so, as they are fan-freaking-tastic.

These stories are overall pretty light and very fun to read. They are...more
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