Reviewed by Maria Leaders
A Cheer-tastic Christmas Miracle
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle is a fiction book, published on December 23, 2008 and takes place in the middle of a snow storm. It’s an adventure packed story where a group of friends are sent on an important mission to get the Twister to the hot cheerleaders at the Waffle House before the other “teams” beat them there. There were many obstacles presented during their mission and that’s what makes it so interesting. The friends find out new things about each other throughout the book and their friendship is forever changed by these discoveries. This book is funny, romantic, sad and adventurous.
The best part of the book was when the friends (Tobin, the Duke, and JP) are so close to the Waffle House and that’s when they run into the other two “teams”. It is by far the most action packed part of the book, because they have to split up and beat both teams there. It was JP against the twins and the Duke and Tobin against the college dudes. It was rough but they managed to get to the Waffle House with the Twister game in one piece. The friends were finally able to relax and not have to worry about the freezing cold snow.
The main conflict in this book is that JP and Tobin consider the Duke (aka Angie and a girl) as one of the guys, and they treat her no different. Throughout the story, the Duke feels like she’s not getting the right kind of attention from Tobin. She wants him to notice the fact that she’s a girl and that she wants to be treated like how he would treat any other pretty girl. Tobin doesn’t understand until the end of the story when the Duke explains her feelings to him. This is where Tobin and the Duke share their true feelings for each other, and everything falls together.
The stories theme is friendship and love; friends will always be there to have each other’s back and/or to bail them out of any situation they get themselves into. In the book JP and the Duke helped Tobin pay to get his parents car all fixed up before they got home and it saved his butt big time. Tobin never knew his true feelings for the Duke because he had never felt that way about anyone before. He had been in relationships but it was always the same and he wanted something more with the Duke. “I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose.”
I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5, I really liked the story because I could relate to some things and some situations. This is more of a book for girls rather than boys, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to a boy but there’s nothing wrong with a boy reading it. If you liked this book, you should check out Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Thank you for taking your time to read my review.