Hello, my darling readers!
After Netflix dropped the Christmas movie Let it Snow on us, I thought maybe I should give the book it’s based on a shot as well. Let’s see how that turned out!
The Plot (as found on Goodreads):
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.
Book vs. Movie:
I already wrote a review for this film, so if you want some more detailed thoughts on that, head over here.
So, let’s keep it short here, shall we?
My expectations for the film were rather low. I was fully prepared for a super cheesy Christmas flick but it actually turned out to be rather decent!
Don’t get me wrong, you get your share of typical Christmas stuff but it’s not over the top. The casting was pretty good, we get for example Kiernan Shipka (aka Sabrina Spellman from Chilling Adventures). For some reason, Joan Cusack is also in this flick, playing a lady cover in aluminum foil. (What’s up with that?!)
The thing I liked most, however, was the soundtrack. Although there are some inevitable Christmas songs thrown in the mix, we also get The Clash and The Rolling Stones. Maybe I am the last person on the planet who didn’t know this song, but The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys is now on all of my playlists since hearing it on Let It Snow.
So, let’s move on to the novel. *Sigh*
Where do I begin? Although I was curious about the book, I immediately had second thoughts when I saw that John Green was one of the authors.
You see, just like the film, the book consists of three different stories that are only very marginally related. Each story is written by a different author.