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Let It Snow by John Green
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Apr 10, 11

bookshelves: romance, young-adult
Read in April, 2011

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Yesterday, I finished Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, a collection of three holiday themed short novellas by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. All stories share a common element, a snowstorm in the same small town.

First up is Johnson's Jubilee Express, the story of Jubilee who finds herself on a train Christmas Eve headed for her grandparent's in Florida, after her parents end up in jail over a shopping riot. Her train gets stuck in snowbank with no hope of getting out anytime soon. Cold, and depressed over not being able to spend Christmas with her perfect boyfriend, she exits the train and takes refuge in a nearby Waffle House. Here, she meets the heartbroken Stuart who offers her a place with his family for the evening. Over the course of the next 24 hours that Jubilee spends with Stuart and his family, she realized that the boyfriend she never thought she deserved, may be more undeserving of her and that sometimes the worst day of your life has a silver lining after all.

In Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, Tobin and his two best friends are summoned to the Waffle House by their friend Kuen, after a trainload of stranded cheerleaders ask that demand that someone bring them a game of Twister. What would usually be a simple trip becomes quite an adventure involving icy roads, car trouble, and being chased by a very large and angry set of twins. For Tobin and JP, these are all reasonable risks to take for the sake of cheerleaders. Their friend, Angie aka "The Duke", is less amused. Will Tobin receive the cheertastic Christmas miracle that he hopes for or will he lose a friendship in the pursuit?

Lauren Myracle's Patron Saint of Pigs is the story of Addie, a somewhat self absorbed girl dealing with a recent breakup with her boyfriend. She is given the simple task of picking up a pet teacup pig for her friend Tegan. Though the task is easy, getting Addie to forget all of her problems long enough to complete it proves to be a more difficult task.

These three stories combine into a cute collection that will bring joy to even the most cynical of scrooges. All three writers have created memorable realistically flawed but likable characters that have you cheering them on from start to finish. They're delightful stories that are great for Christmas or any other time of the year.

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