The Compulsive Reader: Please Accept My Sincerest Apologies

Monday, September 29, 2008

Please Accept My Sincerest Apologies

I apologize for my absence...life got in the way! Will you please forgive me? No? Will this review of Let It Snow help any? Hm, I thought so.

Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle

It's Christmas Eve, and one of the biggest storms in memory has hit, isolating tiny Gracetown, Virginia. For Jubilee, Tobin, and Addie the storm will bring them together in the most unconventional of ways. Jubilee, on her way to Florida, is stranded outside of Gracetown when her train gets stuck in the snow. Rather than endure Christmas Eve night on the train with a mass of perky cheerleaders, she ventures out and heads to the nearby Waffle House, where she encounters Stuart, who is still nursing a broken heart.

Tobin and his friends JP and the Duke are enjoying their Christmas Eve holed up at Tobin's house and watching a James Bond movie marathon when they are enticed out into the night to the local Waffle House. What should be a twenty minute drive on a clear night turns into a crazy race to get there before the intimidating Reston twins...but when they get there things don’t go quite how they planned.

For Addie, the holidays have been filled with misery since she and her boyfriend Jeb broke up. But this year she'll gain some perspective (and possibly more) during one very long and very snowy shift at Starbucks the day after Christmas.

All three stories are cleverly woven together, along with each author's inimitable style and brand of humor. The wholly unique, ironic, witty, intelligent, and heartfelt plots that Myracle, Johnson, and Green have become well known for is strongly present in Let It Snow. The varying and colorful characters are authentic and highly realistic, allowing for the book to appeal to a wide range of reader interests. 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.
Let It Snow will be released from Penguin Group USA on October 2nd, 2008.


WannabeWriter said...

I'm so psyched to read this! I've read mixed reviews, but I love Maureen & John & romance & Christmas, so it's a no-brainer. Great review!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading this during holiday season. :)

Anonymous said...

i can't WAIT to read this one.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Definitely pick up a copy! I was kinda holding it at arms length, cause I knew once I got into it, I would yearn for the holiday season, even though I'm not quite ready for it yet...

However, that matter aside, it was a fabulous book!

Tiffany said...

I'm definitely getting this book!

Anonymous said...

I have this book in my TBR pile- can't wait to get to it!! :)

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Keri Mikulski said...

Three amazing writers. I have this on my list for the holidays. :) Thanks for the review.