Due to my recent fascination with the Green Brothers (for the quick reference, see the vlogbrothers channel on youtube), I decided to read John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars.
I went to amazon to see if I could find it for my kindle and was met with this option:
(I hope I am not breaching some copy write infringement – I probably am).
So I took this option. The sexy/handsome/smart/funny/yet-a-bit-serious John Green has apparently written 4 books – I might as well read the beginning of each and decide which I will read first.
I started with the Fault in Our Stars as that is the one he talks about most often (I am guessing it is the newest one out). I was SHOCKED to discover A) These books are written for “young adults” and B) He writes in first person from the mind of a 16 YEAR OLD GIRL.
Mind blown. Now there are really no spoilers here since I was only able to read the first 2 chapters. Since I watch all of hot guy’s youtube videos, I can very easily see him in my minds eye as I am reading this story – and I am at a loss to understand how/why/when/where/huh? he sort-of-pulls-it-off?
The 16 year old girl has cancer, she talks about her period, talks about being attracted to a dude (checking out his body and so forth) – erm. If I can get past the thought of HIM writing what she is thinking, I think it will be a very good book. I just pray to the gods of the written word (Lovecraft?…that can’t be right…) that there is not a sex scene. Please Lovecraft let there NOT be a sex scene. Adult hot guy as a 16 year old girl’s perspective of having a vagina may just send me over the edge.
That being said, it has all the charm/whit/smart stuffs that you would think it would have.
I have read the beginnings of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. They are both fabulous (they are both first person from a DUDE’S perspective) – more on those in later posts.
I am about to begin the first few chapters of Paper Towns.
I will write more on all these books later. I will likely read The Fault in Our Stars in its entirety before the others – even though I am the tiniest bit creeped out.
You are still totally hot John Green (praise be his name).
OH, and if you are reading, I totally appreciate the Lebanese character in An Abundance of Katherines! While my father is actually Palestinian-although-complicatedly-from-Lebanon it is nice to have a random character in a book who is not portrayed as a terrorist of some kind.