SPOILERS AHEAD: I absolutely love The Fault in Our Stars. I've read and watched it so many times. I cry so hard every single time. I absolutely love Gus. He's so precious, and I wish he didn't have to die. I went through the book half thinking that it was going to end mid-sentence like An Imperial Affliction. I sobbed through out the entire book, but when Gus says that he lit up like a Christmas tree, I started crying harder than I almost ever have reading a book, and couldn't stop for hours after I finished it. That's what happens literally every time.
But don't worry, this book is also hilarious, despite the fact that its's mainly heart wrenching.
And of course, Hazel is incredible.
SPOILERS AHEAD: Paper Towns is INCREDIBLE!! The movie is also amazing. I got to attend Night On the Towns with one of my best friends, and then, I went again with my mom and another friend. This book is HILARIOUS. There are so many amazing quotes in this book, such as "You have to get lost before you can find yourself."
Q has been in love with Margo since she moved next door when they were just kids. When they were kids, they came across a man who had killed himself, and Margo wanted to investigate. They hung out a lot in those earlier years, but by the end of their senior year of high school, they were practically strangers.
One night, Margo slips into Q's room and the two go on a revenge spree. But the next morning, Margo has disappeared. This is not that unusual- Margo went off quite often without telling anyone. Q could tell that this time was different. He finds several clues that make him believe that Margo wants him to go find her.
He follows the clues to a rough part of the city, where he and his friends find "You will go to the paper towns, and you will never come back" spray painted on the walls. They find all the clues they can, then hit the road. They're going to drive to Agloe, New York- a paper town they had traced Margo to. The road-trip is crazy, and one of my very favorite scenes in the entire book/movie! Here it is:
The group have to make a quick stop at the gas station because Ben spilled his pee all over himself and Radar. Q grabs two shirts without looking at their design... (In the movie the cashier is Ansel Elgort, so naturally I had a fangirling episode in the movie theater) Q tosses Ben the first shirt which says "World's Best Grandma" and then hands Radar the other shirt.... It had a Confederate flag on it, and the words "Heritage Not Hate" (he's African American).
In the end, Q finds Margo, but she refuses to come back with him. I honestly believe that after Q leaves, Margo commits suicide, because of all the reasons and clues you'll see if you read the book.
One more thing: John Green alludes to Moby Dick a lot, so keep your eyes out for that!
I absolutely love An Abundance of Katherines! It makes me so sad how people always talk about TFIOS, LFA, and PT, but always leave this amazing book out... The only thing I wasn't fond of in this book was all the math.
I absolutely love Looking For Alaska! It has an amazing story line, and an amazing everything else. I don't think it was necessary for John Green to add in some of the more explicit content, but I loved it to death anyway!