Kickstart: John Green

If you’re following me on Twitter, you will know that yesterday I finished reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. And you will also know that there were many tears.

I won’t spoil anything, but this is the blurb from John Green’s official website about the book:

The #1 New York Times bestseller that Time Magazine called “damn near genius,” The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.

So clearly, there’s a bunch of puppies and warm fuzzies throughout this book.

This is the third book of Green’s that I’ve read. A friend recommended him to me ages ago, and back in November I finally read Paper Towns. In about three hours. On a plane. While sitting next to a talkative toddler. The book was that good. I read An Abundance of Katherines earlier this year as well.

I’m talking about John Green’s work in today’s post because the entire time I was reading The Fault In Our Stars, I was marveling at Green’s use of language, the magical way he strings words together to give a voice to beautiful ideas. Yes, TFIOS is sad and yes, I spent the last thirty pages frantically wiping tears from my eyes, but in the end, it’s an incredibly beautiful story about love and the importance of loving people, and I think everyone should read it. As well as all of his other books. (Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines are also terrifically well-written, without leading to a sobfest, I promise.) Go. Read. Enjoy the power of words.

Book gif comes from this page, I don’t know if that’s the original creator, sorry.


3 thoughts on “Kickstart: John Green

  1. Well, we must have very different tastes! I tried to read An Abundance of Katherines a couple of years ago and just could not get through it. Maybe I should give it another try?

    • It certainly wasn’t a “can’t put this down” kind of book, but I thought it was well-written and quite funny.

    • I’d say you should try TFiOS, instead. I also enjoyed Katherines, but The Fault in Our Stars is worlds better! The writing is amazing, like threadpanda said. Simply gorgeous.

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