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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Let it Snow is a trio of holiday romances that all intersect at various points, and is the basis of a Netflix Original movie of the same name. There are just a few kisses without detailed descriptions. The teens --juniors, and seniors in high school -- are a diverse group of good kids who sometimes exercise poor judgement, but there's a safe resolution to everything. Messages and role models are positive and focus on learning how to navigate romantic relationships, friendships, family, seeing commitments through, and more. Strong language includes "s--t," "ass," and "d--k." There's some teasing, sexual banter between friends about body parts and masculinity or femininity. One group of friends uses "that's so gay" negatively.
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What's the story?
LET IT SNOW takes us to Christmas eve in the mountains of western North Carolina, where the biggest snowstorm in 50 years is has hit. Three different, intersecting stories have teens navigating deep drifts of snow, rocky relationships, friendships, family, a Waffle House full of cheerleaders, menacing twins out to get them -- and, of course, finding and holding onto true love.
Is it any good?
Romance fans who enjoy wrapping up in a cozy blanket and losing themselves in a love story will enjoy this refreshing, intersecting trio of teen lives and loves. Fluffy as new-fallen snow and pretty predictable, Let It Snow has believable characters, some heartbreak, and sigh-worthy romance. Each story has its own distinct, realistic voice that teens will relate to, and the unique format adds interest and keeps the pages turning as we learn how the stories all connect.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Let it Snow is three different stories in one. How would it be different if it were a single novel? Did you like the way the three stories intersected?
Which of the three stories did you like the best? Who were your favorite characters?
Have you read anything else by these three authors before? Would you like to now?
- Authors: John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
- Genre: Romance
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship, Holidays
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Speak/Penguin Books
- Publication date: October 2, 2008
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
- Number of pages: 368
- Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: December 20, 2019
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