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The One Scene In 'Looking For Alaska' That John Green Would Love To See In The TV Show

With the Looking for Alaska screen adaptation closer now than ever, YA author John Green conducted an impromptu AMA in the Nerdfighters subreddit last week. If you didn't have time to read through it all, or if you just don't want to, I have seven…
By Kristian Wilson

John Green Is Redefining What It Means To Live "Happily Ever After" In His YA Books

To read a John Green novel is to know that you're not going to get a story that is wrapped up in a perfectly tied bow. In fact, from his first release 12 years ago, Looking for Alaska, to his most recent book, Turtles All the Way Down, Green has…
By Kerri Jarema

John Green's Brilliant Writing Advice Is The One Thing Aspiring Authors Need To Read Today

Want to finish the novel you've been working on, but keep getting discouraged and dragged down by insecurities about your talent or ideas? John Green's writing advice will help any aspiring novelist get over the hump and finish their manuscript…
By Kristian Wilson

How John Green's Portrayal Of Mental Illness Makes This His Best Novel Yet

When John Green announced that he would be publishing his new book, Turtles All the Way Down, his first novel in five years, the news was met with widespread elation. Green is arguably one of the most acclaimed and beloved YA authors of all time,…
By Kerri Jarema

21 Quotes From John Green's New Book To Inspire Your Final AIM Away Message

That John Green is the King of YA is basically indisputable. When I read Looking for Alaska as a junior in high school, I remember feeling distinctly understood. Nearly every line of the novel was scribbled upon or starred or underlined. This, I…
By Cristina Arreola

Here's An Excerpt Of John Green's New Novel 'Turtles All The Way Down'

Chances are you've heard the news that John Green's new book Turtles All The Way Down is here, his first book since The Fault In Our Stars was released five years ago. As is the case with John Green, this book focuses on the unique angst of young…
By Cristina Arreola

John Green Is Releasing His First Novel In Six Years

It's been almost six years since everyone's favorite YA author John Green released The Fault in Our Stars — but at last, a new John Green novel is on its way. Turtles All the Way Down will come out on October 10th from Dutton Books, an imprint of…
By Emma Oulton

Foreign Book Covers That Missed The Mark

Books should be printed and published in every language, every country, and for everyone — at least, that's how I feel. However, sometimes there's a misunderstanding or translation issue — and not always in the word department. There are some…
By Alex Weiss

7 Books to Give for Secret Santa

Secret Santa is the perfect excuse to give someone a book they'll love, because us readers know that books make the best gifts. They're super easy to wrap, they always have a personal touch, and you can definitely find a good book within the price…
By Melissa Ragsdale

Insanely Awesome Gifts For YA Readers

The YA fan is a complex being, made up of too many feelings and an undying need for more and more books. I know this because I'm one of them. Young adult is a genre of books, but it's also grown into a community of sorts which makes it extra…
By Alex Weiss

'Fault In Our Stars' Almost Ended Way Differently

For readers who know and love the subtly devastating ending of The Fault In Our Stars, it's hard to imagine a different fate for Hazel and Augustus. But according to author John Green, The Fault in Our Stars almost had two very different…
By Cristina Arreola

17 Literary Quotes On Falling In Love

The magical feeling of falling in love with another person is difficult to describe because it's different for everyone, every time. But it always seems like books have a knack for explaining giant, insanely beautiful concepts like love in an…
By Alex Weiss

15 Quotes About Reading Every Book-Lover Will Love

Being a book-lover is an amazing thing for so many reasons, and these quotes about reading describe those reasons beautifully. I mean, seriously, we get transported to new worlds on the daily, just by looking at words on pages. What could be cooler…
By Melissa Ragsdale

'The Fault In Our Stars' Sequel Isn't Happening

You might have been waiting four years for it, but The Fault in Our Stars sequel isn't happening. Shailene Woodley, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of John Green's novel, previously called the idea of a sequel "unfair to ... people who have…
By Kristian Wilson

8 Fictional Towns You've Always Wanted To Visit

One of the best things about being a book nerd is that no matter where you are in the world, you can always be transported to somewhere new within a book. From vast lands of fantastical creatures, to the heart of New York City, books have this way…
By Alex Weiss

The Famous Last Words From 'Looking for Alaska'

There are a thousand reasons why so many readers adore John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska . The first time I read it, I wasn't prepared for the emotional whirlwind, and frankly, I'm not sure I'll ever recover from it. Looking For Alaska is…
By Alex Weiss

What 'Me Before You' Gets Wrong About Disability

I have to confess something. I genuinely love romantic comedies — even the ones designed to make the audience cry their way through a box of tissues — and Me Before You fits into this category easily. If you've already seen the much talked about…
By Amy Mackelden

11 Books That Prove First Love Isn't Everything

First love. Your heart is beating much too fast; your thoughts are racing and crashing into one another; you have the sudden urge to smile at any stranger at any point in time. First love is a glorious and overwhelming experience. As a teenager,…
By Alex Weiss

'Looking For Alaska' Movie Probably Won't Happen

It's been over a decade since we first read John Green's first novel — but the Looking for Alaska movie has still not materialized. Fans have been on an emotional rollercoaster over the last few years, as rumors about a Looking for Alaska movie…
By Emma Oulton

Your Favorite YA Novel As A Travel Guide

If you're like me and have a constant case of the travel bug, you probably have a pretty impressive travel bucket list. That list may even be as long as your TBR list, too, because let's face it, traveling book nerds are the coolest nerds of all. If…
By Alex Weiss