Tuesday, January 31, 2012

*Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances*

Title - Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Author(s) - John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Pub. Date - 1st of October, 2009
Publisher - Penguin Group(USA)
N.Of.Pages - Three Hundred and Fifty Two

The Summary on The Back of My Copy -  Sparkling white snowdrifts...Beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms a small town into a romantic haven, the kind you only see 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 with a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to 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. 

What a Girl Wants in Her Books - Okay, so I'm a sucker for any love story, in any form. You name it, movie, book, or song. I just love the concept of a fairy tale ending, a gloriously delicious happy ending. The kind of love that truly doesn't exist outside of movies, books, and songs. So when I was at my local Books A Million, this book sort of just spoke to me. I'm not sure if I bought it because I'm a hopeless romantic or if I thought it would pick me back up if anything happened between Tom and I. But since what happened between Tom and I, a story for another day. I would say that this book has done more for me than anyone I know could of said to me in meaningful words. The kind of words that sound wrong coming out of someones mouth because there is no happy ending to them, no reassurance, no second chances, just straight up cruel reality. 

What I find amusing, is that I actually have had my eye on this book for quite some time now. Before Books A Million, was a Books A Million, it was a Borders. And this book was always taunting me in the Young Adults section of the store. 

I think anyone who really knows me and my desperate calls for the fairy tale happiness that comes with theses stories. The kind of happiness only true love can bring to someone. Then they would know that I truly adore this book. The stories are sweet and short. They aren't over the top and too dramatic. I absolutely hate when authors take love to a whole another level and make it too dramatic for the characters. The characters are distinguished very well between each other. All the characters don't sound the same when they speak and you can tell who is speaking most of the time. The authors have made mistakes throughout the story but only some minor grammar mistakes. The kind of things I'm not too picky on because grammar never really was my thing. So if you were hoping I would totally bash this book review, then you have come to the wrong blog. I'm not that kind of person.

I believe the character I relate most to is Addie, bless her heart. The poor thing is suffering through a break-up. Honestly, most women could probably say they relate to her because everyone has been through the disastrous break-up. The end of all happy endings. But break-ups hold a special but cruel space in my heart. I have been Addie many times in the past. I know what it's like to have the person you care about most tear everything apart, tear your heart apart. And it's the worst kind of pain. I would be willing to suffer so many other types of pains, if this is the one I could evade. In other words, Addie isn't handling her break-up very well and neither do I. Addie and I both turn into crazy wild women who wish for second chances. So Addie holds a place in my heart because it goes out to her in her time of need. Even though her best friends, Tegan and Dorrie, insist that she is self-absorbed, she truly is not. Everyone is going to be a little self-absorbed after a break-up. Unless you are very good at just letting things go and living with them the way they are, then kudos to you. But I don't believe the front most people put up is really them. Addie is a good friend. She goes out of her way to help Tegan get a Teacup Pig(which really exists by the way and they are so cute). I think she has gone way past the call of duty for most best friends. Which is another way, I believe we are alike. I like to do things that are unique to my friends, by sending them gifts on birthdays, or buying them their favorite chips to send to them, or traveling long distances to be with them. I would do a lot of crazy things for my friends if they truly asked me to. Addie and I also believe in second chances and being sorry for doing whatever horrible deeds we may have done. I have never cheated on a guy like Addie, who gave in to Charlie at a Christmas Party. But I believe Jeb(Addie's ex-boyfriend), who also brought issues into their relationship, should give her a second chance. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. 

Secretly I am hoping to get stranded in a small town, hoping to find my happy ending there. I want to find my one true love and be able to live on knowing that love actually exists . I know things like that usually don't happen but a girl can dream. I love this book. I would recommend it to anyone who loves happy endings or love. For anyone who believes in second chances and has suffered through a break-up. This book is for you.

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