Looking for Alaska – John Green
The last of John Green’s novels that I’ll read this year (Edinburgh City Libraries don’t stock An Abundance of Katherines or Will Grayson, Will Grayson) is coincidentally his first published work, Looking for Alaska, which yet again fails to live up to The Fault in Our Stars.
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Paper Towns – John Green
After loving The Fault in Our Stars so much, I was really excited to read more of John Green’s works. Unfortunately, I think I made a mistake starting with The Fault in Our Stars, because Paper Towns was lacking so much that made his latest book such a good read.
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The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
If Wonder is heart-warming, then The Fault in Our Stars is the exact opposite. I have never cried so hard while reading a book. Even now, a week later as I’m trying to write a review, just thinking about it I’m welling up a little bit. What makes The Fault in Our Stars so brilliant though, is that amid the heart-breaking unfairness of it all, it is still one of the most inspiring and life-affirming novels I’ve ever read. Even more so than Wonder, and I’m glad that I read them in the order that I did, because I don’t think that I’d have enjoyed them either as much the other way around.
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