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Let It Snow by John Green
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Mar 18, 09

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2009

As the title indicates, this is a wintertime novel set in a small Virginia town during the Christmas holiday. Three leading teen authors collaborate to write this seemingly independent though ultimately intertwined tale of the trials and tribulations of finding, losing, and rediscovering love in the both the most obvious and unexpected places. Maureen Johnson's "The Jubilee Express" has Jubilee Dougal ("not a stripper" as finds herself too frequently explaining) on a train to her grandparents' for Christmas. When a snowstorm prevents the train from continuing, she decides to trek to a Waffle House to escape a gaggle of cheerleaders traveling on the same train. Those same cheerleaders become the catalyst of an adventure for Tobin, JP, and (begrudgingly) their gal pal, The Duke in John Green's "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle". Lauren Myracle's story, "The Patron Saint of Pigs" tell of a heartbroken Addie who has recently broken up with her boyfriend, Jeb, another passenger on the delayed train. While this book is threaded by the concept of teen love at various stages, it is ultimately about relationships - new & old, broken & renewed, romantic & friendly. It's a fun, lighthearted read. Despite its predictability, it offers intelligence and wit for which its contributing authors have become known.
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