Originally Published: October 2, 2008
Three popular young adult authors contribute a short story to this Christmas collection, which all end up intertwining with each other.
Maureen Johnson starts the trio with “The Jubilee Express” featuring a girl stranded on Christmas Eve when snow prevents the movement of her train. John Green goes next with “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” where three friends race to a Waffle House in a snowstorm. Lauren Myracle’s “The Patron Saint of Pigs” finishes with a girl who’s trying to help a friend.
The stories are full of high energy and romance that’s perfect for the holiday time. The first one is the best, while the final one is definitely the weakest of the three.
However, the shining part of Myracle’s is how she ties together all three by the end.
Final say: Entertaining for the holidays, but nothing exceptional. ★★★☆☆