“Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. 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.”
This is books is like something I’ve never read before. The book is a combination of three authors work; John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Each author wrote they’re own story and, in the end, the stories connect in a way. This book gave me major Christmas vibes and I really enjoyed reading it.
One thing I liked seeing was that in the first and the last stories the main character experienced a form in character growth. For example, Addie, from the last story started off by being a little self-involved and she didn’t really see the way her actions hurt the people close to her but by the end of the book she changed for the better and became the better version of herself.
Even though I like the relationship aspect in each story, there were some times where I wasn’t a big fan. Like in the first story Jubilee, just broke up with her boyfriend for about a year and then immediately starts forming a crush on Stuart. I happened pretty instantly and I didn’t really like that.
One thing I was surprised about was that I wasn’t a big fan of the story John Green wrote in this book. I’ve never read a book by John Green, so when I saw he was one of the authors who helped create this book I was excited. I found the story to be kind of boring. It focuses on Tobin and his friends trying to meet up with his other friend Keun at their local Waffle House so he can they a bunch of cheerleaders. On the way, he develops feelings for his friend Duke, whose real name is actually Angie. Its sweet in a way but compared to the other stories this is my least favorite.
Overall, I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5. The book was entertaining and I loved the fact that all the stories connected towards the end of the book. I would definitely read this book if you’re looking for a nice Christmas read. This book is the second book to be kicked off the for this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.