Its 2 days till Christmas!!! (Still half hour to go till Midnight here :D). We don’t even celebrate Christmas and I am still so excited!! Why, you ask? Because there is End of the Year sale on Books is going on!! And I have already ordered about 10 books!! This year is gonna end on a high note for me *So Proud of Myself*
And since it’s Christmas week (and me being me, I already read My True Love Gave Me, because I couldn’t resist the cover), I decided to read Let It Snow (One Christmas Book is better than none, right?).
Three different stories. A whole lot of characters whose lives collide one Christmas. who learn about love, life and Christmas Miracles.
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
A story about a girl named Jubilee (Cute Name, right? She doesn’t think so. Duh!). Everything is going right with her life. She has parents who love her. A perfect boyfriend with whom she will be celebrating her first anniversary. At his parent’s house. Everything is perfect. Until her parents get arrested.
This story teaches us that while it is easy to get lost in the superficiality of things, be it people or materials. And that it’s good to hear that little voice in your head that tells you something is wrong when everything is going right. It’s a story about understanding that a big ol’ spaz (Jubilee’s words, not mine!) doesn’t have to compromise to be with a perfect guy. Because what’s perfect for everyone shouldn’t always be perfect for you.
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green
I tried reading Paper Towns by John Green and I couldn’t get into it. So, I was a little hesitant about getting into this story. And boy, was I happy that I didn’t let my hesitancy ruin this for me. Want to know why? Because this story reminds me why I fell in love with John Green’s writings. Because he cracks me up! Because even while I am laughing at the antic he thinks of, I am getting a better understanding of human nature.
This story about a boy named Tobin and his best friends, JP and the Duke (not a boy, a girl). This story about the three of them going through a snow filled town to get to the Waffle House because there is a group of cheerleaders practicing their cheers (Boys will be boys!). This story is about understanding that having adventure with friends than alone. It is a story about understanding that sometimes love resides right under our nose and that myopia sometimes makes us look at different places rather than where we should.
The whole time I was thinking. Man, I am going to die in a baby blue ski suit. My mom is going to have to identify my body, and she’s going to spend the rest of her life thinking that, in his private time, her son like to dress up like a hypothermic porn star from the 1970s.
I mean, who thinks of stuff like this?? John Green. That’s who ❤
The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle
This story is about Addie and Jeb, who we were introduced to in Jubilee Express. Addie who made a terrible mistake and broke the heart of the guy who loved her. Addie who has to understand that when you are in a relationship with someone who is the total opposite, you have to make compromises, because without compromises you have fights and when you have fights, you do stupid things in anger that you repent for the rest of your life. (Phew! Long sentence!).
This story teaches you that though it’s okay to have expectations for that one special someone, those expectations should never come without understanding. Understanding of the other person’s limitations, of their self and not in the least, about how their expectations might clash with yours.
This story teaches us that forgiveness when coupled with love, proves to be the best combination of all.
Rating and Recommendation
This anthology is perfect for those who believe in the power of Christmas Miracles and in the power of love, angels and Christmas kisses ❤