Let It Snow by John Green
Three Holiday Romances

74%

28 Critic Reviews

Overall, for all three stories, I rate it as good. I recommend it to anyone, because it really does show a brilliant contrast between the authors in the book. I found that interesting.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Three interconnected stories from three bestselling authors: John Green (Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star), and Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series.)

Major motion picture in the works!

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 would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

A New York Times Bestseller!

"Tender without being mushy, these carefully crafted stories of believable teen love will leave readers warm inside for the holidays."—School Library Journal

"Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort."—Kirkus Reviews


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About John Green

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John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska’s Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. John’s experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss. John works for Booklist and is also a commentator for National Public Radio’s national afternoon newsmagazine, “All Things Considered,” and Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ. “Nick,” about John’s experiences as a chaplain, appeared on “Driveway Moments” a “best-of” two-CD set, which NPR released in August 2004. John was recently featured in the Tribune’s RedEye edition and on television as one of Chicago’s “Fabulous 20somethings.” He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 1, 2009 by Speak. 365 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Let It Snow
All: 28 | Positive: 20 | Negative: 8

Kirkus

Above average
on May 20 2010

Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by jboo1698 on Sep 24 2014

Overall, for all three stories, I rate it as good. I recommend it to anyone, because it really does show a brilliant contrast between the authors in the book. I found that interesting.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by molliebookworm on Dec 23 2013

This whole book is definitely one of my favourites. It is actually beyond perfect. It's festive and very clever becuase in each story you are introduced to characters that are in the next or previous story.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by alannahbee on Sep 25 2013

The characters they'd crafted were admirable and had relatable flaws, although they could be rather irritable with their contradictory habbits. The plots were predictable and seemed to unravel seamlessly.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Raven Haller on Dec 15 2016

...an enchanting read...Full of adversity, fun, humor and romance, this is another hit for these bestselling authors.

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Booklist Online

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Hubert on Dec 15 2016

The plotting is tight, and each end loosed by one author is tied up by another like a bright Christmas bow. A delightful read any time of the year.

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The Bookbag

Good
Reviewed by Robert James on Oct 24 2013

Overall, the John Green alone would be worth the price of this one, so it's pretty much an essential present for the book-loving teen fiction fan at Christmas. Highly recommended!

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Teen Reads

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on Oct 01 2009

With heartwarming amusement and plenty of cringe-worthy moments, LET IT SNOW is a great book for older readers who want to enjoy a good laugh at the absurdities of the holiday season.

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The Daily Fig

Above average
Reviewed by Tirzah on Dec 29 2010

The dialogue, the jokes, the slang, and actions are all pitch perfect to this generation, and wildly appealing, even as they push the limits of reality. But even so, most readers will be more than willing to hold on tight and enjoy the ride as this sweet and sarcastically funny holiday read unravels.

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Youth Services Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Sharon Colvin on Jan 22 2010

While all three stories are humorous, smart and stand on their own they blend into a charming, cohesive whole.

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Fyrefly's Book Blog

Above average
on Dec 18 2008

If you need a break from the holiday rush, and a little sweet and fun holiday spirit, grab a fuzzy blanket, a mug of cocoa, and this book, because: Aww.

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The Reading Date

Good
on Dec 30 2011

This collection was just what I was looking for and gave me a good dose of holiday spirit. Christmas is in the backdrop of every story, but is not heavily featured so it’s still a good read any time of year.

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Pretty Books

Above average
on Dec 23 2011

Let It Snow pretty much does what it promises – it provides three interconnected holiday romances. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s a perfect for curling up with at Christmas, but do not take it too seriously.

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Kidsmomo

Excellent
Reviewed by Nancy, on Jan 26 2016

It is a really really really good book. Maureen Johnson story is amazing trust me I love that story.

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Once Upon A Bookcase

Above average
on Nov 28 2014

There was nothing in these stories to get me in the mood for Christmas. So I felt quite let down by that. Either way, still a really good book with three great stories! Just don't expect it to be too Christmassy.

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Heaful of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Anne Bennett on Dec 05 2011

High literature? No. Fun, YA lit? Yes. Will I recommend this book to my students this holiday season? You bet. In fact, I already have.

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A Dream of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Samantha on Dec 18 2013

It's not the best Christmas book I've ever read but I still enjoyed this wintery, festive collection which would make a great present for the holiday season.

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http://theyoungfolks.com

Good
Reviewed by Camille Espiritu on Mar 16 2015

We see all of the characters come together in a coffee shop and from one point to the next, the authors did a great job making their stories fit together and end perfectly. Everyone had their happily ever after and isn’t that what the holidays are about–happiness and love?

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GreenBeanTeenQueen

Excellent
Reviewed by Sarah on Dec 24 2012

Let It Snow is a great, warm, fuzzy read for the holidays, so grab some hot chocolate and curl up because you won’t want to stop reading until you’re finished and happily sighing.

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Escape in a Book

Above average
Reviewed by Silje on Dec 21 2012

To sum up this book as a whole, I thought it was a very cute read. I really liked how the three stories were tied together and you got to meet characters from a previous story again. The problem with short stories is often that it is very difficult to create a good story, get to know the characters and so on in a short amount of pages.

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The Mountains of Instead

Above average
on Dec 23 2011

This is a Christmassy read where you can curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of hot chocolate. It’s a sugary read and will get you in the Christmas mood.

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I'd Rather Be Reading

Good
Reviewed by Dunlap Librarian on Dec 08 2010

The stories are all designed to create the warm fuzzies--both about Christmas and romance. While some of the romances felt a little too convenient, the ways in which couples fell in and out of love were very entertaining. Definitely a good book to curl up with while it snows outside.

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Reader Girlz

Above average
Reviewed by Miss Erin on Mar 27 2009

I'm glad I finally got around to it, though. It's a good winter read that is just as enjoyable now as it would've been during the holiday season.

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The Authoress

Good
on Dec 30 2010

This is a fantastic holiday read. Well, forget that. Year round! But it especially carries the warmth of Christmas.

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The Authoress

Good
on Dec 29 2010

A story just right for the holidays. I think this would hold me better than a cup of hot chocolate. I know this will be a holiday re-read.

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Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf

Above average
Reviewed by Kelsey on Dec 25 2012

This was really a cute book and perfect for the holidays. Since the stories aren’t too long, you can read one or all of them depending on your mood, but I definitely recommend reading them all in order to enjoy it fully!

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Reviewer X

Below average
Reviewed by Steph on Aug 19 2008

Let It Snow in a word: Meh. Average. Not the worst you can do, but definitely not the best, either. Flawed but still enjoyable at parts.

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You Blog It, We Read It

Above average
Reviewed by teensrc on Dec 10 2012

Although each story was written by a different author, and focused on different people, all of the stories were interconnected...For being a holiday book, these stories are not really centered on the holidays themselves.

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