This book is basically the winter equivalent of a summer beach read, so what would that be? A ski trip hot tub read? It definitely requires a cup of hot cocoa.
“Something about me has always liked the drama and inconvience of bad weather. The worse the better, really.”
Let Is Snow is made up of three stories, each written by a YA author and each linked in a general way — some characters overlap, and they all take place in roughly the same town. The first story (the best one, in my opinion) sets the scene for a huge snowstorm that stops a train and buries a town. Jubilee is riding that train down the Florida, to spend Christmas with her grandparents after her parents land in jail for inciting a riot (it’s funny, I promise). She follows a local home, and spends a couple of days with his family. Next we move John Green’s story, which was…okay. A group of cheerleaders from the train has taken over the local Waffle House, so Tobin (I think his name was Tobin) and his two friends make the trek to go see them. The plot is kind of stupid — it’s very “whooo! cheerleaders!” — but Green’s writing picks it up. The last story — also…okay — the main character (I can’t remember any of these people’s names beyond Jubilee, because who can forget that) is a self-absorbed little brat, but she learns a lesson in the end (a happy one — it’s a very happy book).
They’re apparently turning this into a movie for this Christmas, and while I doubt I’ll go see it (unless the casting is phenomenal or something), the book was still pretty cute. It’s worth reading for the first story alone.