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Re: John Green

Post by Tzara Drusak » 13 Feb 2018, 12:56

John Green has never disappointed me, from the first time I read Looking For Alaska a while back. His characters are ingeniously written with a subliminal twist of the millennials in realistic everyday instances that you can't help but love.
And in the end, we were all just humans... Drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald-

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Post by Hudaqaiyoom » 13 Feb 2018, 14:53

John Greens books are amazing as always. The way he writes about problems teens encounter really helps us get attached on an emotional level

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Post by Kieran_Obrien » 14 Feb 2018, 04:20

I love John Green as an author and as a person! I'm a huge fan of his YouTube channel too, it provides such a cool community for his fans and now his brother has a book coming out soon which is exciting! He does a lot of good for charities too... he's kind of my man crush 😂

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Post by Snrains13 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:28

John Green is good at targeting his audiences with his YA novels, the plots aren't always the typical ones you see over and over which is good, and I actually love his tendency to kill off characters. It makes it a little bit less predictable than the majority of authors where the characters always overcome, also the anticipation of wondering who it's going to be is there. I wouldn't rate most of his higher than a 2, however, except maybe Paper Towns could be rated a 3.

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Post by bban21 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:53

Snrains13 wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 10:28
John Green is good at targeting his audiences with his YA novels, the plots aren't always the typical ones you see over and over which is good, and I actually love his tendency to kill off characters. It makes it a little bit less predictable than the majority of authors where the characters always overcome, also the anticipation of wondering who it's going to be is there. I wouldn't rate most of his higher than a 2, however, except maybe Paper Towns could be rated a 3.
I love John Green, I would rate higher than a two

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Post by The BookWorm Nagham » 16 Feb 2018, 15:28

I cried soo much while watching the fault in our stars, I then bought the book and my obsession with John Green started with the second chapter of tfios. But i have to say that my favorite book by him is probably Looking for Alaska. I really like his style in writing. His books have twisted endings that are definitely not predictable and banal.

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Post by MrsNMJames16 » 16 Mar 2018, 19:48

I think John Green is a phenomenal person and a great author. I've followed him on Youtube for years, he and his brother do amazing things for all types of organizations and groups of people. They've made a space for people who don't normally have a space and they've made it so open and welcoming. I love his writing but I truly love his morale.

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Post by Haute_Coffee » 17 Mar 2018, 21:37

As a few people mentioned, Looking For Alaska was my favorite too. I love the characters, especially Alaska. The quote about her being a hurricane while Miles was only a drizzle is one of my all-time favorites.

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Post by Vscholz » 10 Aug 2018, 22:00

amqzong wrote:
22 Feb 2014, 20:34
Like NovaJay2415, I've only read Fault in Our Stars, but I wasn't that impressed by it. I think some parts were definitely inspiring, but the plot, characters, and romance just didn't appeal to me.
I enjoyed TFIOS as I was reading it, but once I was finished and recovered, I realized the multitude of issues with it. I read Looking for Alaska next, and then An Abundance of Katherine's. Abundance was definitely a great recovery novel and is my second favorite novel by Green. My first is Alaska. Papertowns was also pretty good.

I don't know how I feel about the adaptations, though. I watched both in theaters when they came out but haven't since revisited them.

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Post by sam_jennifer_may » 13 Aug 2018, 11:27

I think John Green is amazing. He has a way of drawing me in and making me feel every emotion with the character that no over author has been able to do.

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Post by StarkidStarling » 13 Aug 2018, 12:21

I have read all of John Green's novels (and hopefully his brother Hank's novel when it comes out). I loved them all, especially Let it Snow. Some of his characters become a little repetitive of each other and he over utilizes the manic pixie dream girl cliche too much.

The best part about John Green is definitely the online community he and his brother have created.

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