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Re: John Green
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2014, 07:54:52 PM »
Looking For Alaska had me in tears.
*casually falls in love with a face*

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Re: John Green
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2014, 11:45:34 AM »
And now I'm done Fault in our Stars.
It didn't hurt as much as Looking for Alaska, though. I saw it coming.

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Re: John Green
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2014, 05:19:29 PM »
Looking for Alaska.
;n;
How could you do this to me John.
HOW.

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Re: John Green
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2014, 05:17:23 PM »
I think it's time for me to unload some hate onto the John Green boat.

While I like his books well enough, and I'm alright with his pretentiousness... He's really overrated. Tumblr and so many other people act like he's some sort of deep and meaningful god and that his books are new classics when really they're kind of predictable, have similar stories and GOD THE MAIN CHARACTERS fishing SUCK.
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Re: John Green
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2014, 05:23:52 PM »
You don't have to insult it, or him, because you weren't a fan. I enjoyed Fault in Our Stars, and I heard it was inspired by an actual girl.


Mm.

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Re: John Green
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2014, 05:28:18 PM »
You don't have to insult it, or him, because you weren't a fan. I enjoyed Fault in Our Stars, and I heard it was inspired by an actual girl.


Mm.


Have you read any of my posts in this topic other than that? I am a fan, I just recognise he's not the best thing ever.
Yeah, the Fault in Our Stars was inspired and dedicated to his friend Esther Earl, who died of cancer at about 15 in 2010 iirc.
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Re: John Green
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2014, 05:33:49 PM »
Wondering if I should read Looking for Alaska. Thoughts?

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Re: John Green
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2014, 05:37:30 PM »
Wondering if I should read Looking for Alaska. Thoughts?

Yes. While it has all the flaws I mentioned, it's definitely a really good book. One of John's better ones imo.
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Re: John Green
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2014, 05:43:23 PM »
Will Grayson Will Grayson is also great.

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Re: John Green
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2014, 05:43:58 PM »
I've read all John Green's books, and while I agree with him in that people underestimate how smart teenagers can be, I think his pretentiousness gets too sugar-loaded and ridiculous a lot of the time. People need to stop praising his prose as godlike. I liked Paper Towns, but Q's speech at the end was almost absurd. Also, he's got a serious problem with Manic Pixie Dream Girls. I mean, a serious problem.
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Re: John Green
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2015, 12:47:15 PM »
Looking For Alaska, finally ticked it off of my list.

The Colonel was the best character hands down and yeah it was a good book.

Anyone wish to discuss it with me before I head off to read Paper Towns?

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Re: John Green
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2015, 12:21:51 PM »
I read The Fault In Our Stars and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Both were pretty good.