I was supposed to re-read this during winter break…?
I’m so glad that I decided to pick this up. Noticing stuff I missed while reading it the first time… One of the perks of re-reading. Although Jubilee and Stuart’s story had the sorta-insta-love trope, I still thought it was super sweet and lovely. The Duke and Tobin’s was hilarious. I loved the scene where JP catches them making out outside the Waffle House and starts freaking out, that was totally hilarious. And the whole ‘sliding down the hill and using the Twister mat as a sledge’ thing cracked me up. The Duke standing up to the sexist remarks being fired at her by JP and Tobin made me root for her, and I loved how she’d own her tomboy self but harass anyone who claims how gay it is of her to actually be attracted to James Bond. And finally, Addie’s coming-to-age story and character transformation was just so.damn.good. And the reunion at the end gave me all the feels. This is the kind of book I’d go back to as a comfort re-read, I could read it during summer while lounging under the sun for all I care. It’s that good.
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.