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Overall, it's just OK
on 15 January 2015
This book is difficult to rate as I preferred one novella over the other two. Though as a whole, it has to be a three star.
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson was my favourite, by a mile to say the least. It was fun, quirky and how could you not love Jubilee? This novella was the best written of the three and makes you smile from the start.
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle is the second novella by John Green. This novella has the same classic writing style that John usually uses in his books. Though I don't think this is as good as what he usually writes, and think some if his other work is a lot better than this one. I think the reason for this though, is that it's shorter than all of his other books, so I feel he was rushed with this novella.
The Patron Saint Of Pigs is the third novella by Lauren Myracle. This one wasn't too bad, but I think it was forced and rather rushed. It lacked the depth, quirkiness and overall feel that the first story had. There was also too much quoting and likeness to It's A Wonderful Life, and I didn't that aspect.
I did like how the stories were connected together, and that overall it was good, but because I feel the stories progressively got worse, I can only give this a 3 star review (I can only apologise to John Green as he is awesome).