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Let It Snow by John Green
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Oct 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-fiction, romance, contemporary
Read from December 03 to 05, 2010

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 Jubilee Express and A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle were slightly better than the last one, The Patron Saint of Pigs. I didn’t like the main character too much there. Although the cute teacup pig almost made up for it …

All in all, this short story collection is perfect for you if you are looking for a light and fun Christmas read. The stories are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sweet, slightly crazy, full of lovable characters (and pigs), provide you with a nice Christmas/winter feeling, make you laugh out loud and are just great to get lost in. I'm positive I'll pick this book up again some coming winter.

A few quotes for you to enjoy:

Before I take you into the beating heart of the story, let’s get one thing out of the way. I know from experience that when it comes up later, it will distract you so much that you won’t be able to concentrate on anything else I will tell you. My name is Jubilee Dougal. Take a moment and let it sink in.
(First page, first fit of laughter. The perfect start.)

I envisioned huge piles of the Elf Hotel flying off the belt, taking down everybody in sight. I had seen pictures of that Elf Hotel - it had sharp candy-cane spires that could easily impale someone. If anyone was ever going to be killed by an Elf Hotel, it would be my parents.
(The whole story surrounding the Flobie Village was beyond hilarious.)

There is nothing about a bad situation that fourteen hyper cheerleaders can't worsen.
(I have never even met one cheerleader. Yet, I can very much imagine this to be true.)

“Your mom calls more than a clingy boyfriend.”

I responded to this development with the kind of sophisticated language for which I am famous. “Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid crap.”


And, not to forget, the teacup pig.

(*sigh* I would really like to have one.)
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Maureen Johnson
“I envisioned huge piles of the Elf Hotel flying off the belt, taking down everybody in sight. I had seen pictures of that Elf Hotel - it had sharp candy-cane spires that could easily impale someone. If anyone was ever going to be killed by an Elf Hotel, it would be my parents.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Maureen Johnson
“There is nothing about a bad situation that fourteen hyper cheerleaders can't worsen.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances


Reading Progress

12/04/2010 page 121
34.0% "Finished The Jubilee Express. Really lovely." 4 comments
12/05/2010 page 121
34.0% "Finished A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle. I should definitely read more by John Green ;)."
12/05/2010 page 219
62.0% "Finished A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle. I should definitely read more by John Green ;)."
12/05/2010 page 319
91.0% "I want a teacup pig ... [image error]" 5 comments
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message 1: by Nomes (new)

Nomes yay for the teacup pigs.

I'm going to have to read this - loved the review :)


Janina Thank you, Nomes. However, I just did a little research on the pigs and apparently the are very en vogue right now because - Paris Hilton has one. Poor little pig, I bet it gets dressed in pink Gucci/Prada/whatever raincoats all the time ...


~Tina~ Great review, great quotes and I still adore those pigs:)


message 4: by Nomes (new)

Nomes LOL @ Paris Hilton. That diminishes the cool factor a smidgen...

Although, wouldn't they make a funky Christmas gift for someone? Hmmm...


message 5: by Nic (new) - added it

Nic Great review Janina! I am just getting started now. Those quotes made me laugh so I am thinking not a good book to read in a public place! And love those pigs :)


Arlene I love that picture! The pig in the story was my fave too! LOL Great review!


message 7: by Allison (new)

Allison Someone plagiarized your review here:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 8: by Brynn (new)

Brynn Lautenbacher I love your review. I do think the last story wasn't as good, but it had high expectations to live up to. John Green is an amazing author and Jubilee's story was so fun to read. I think it was really great to read this book because it was fun to see how we are all connected. These stories each shared a small connection and that's true in real life. It was a lot of fun for me to read and see how many different things can happen at once and how they are all connected. This is definitely the perfect book to read by the fire while it snows outside.


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