Author: John Green

Book Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Book Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Here we go, issue 328597 in “The Chronicles of Debby, the Heartless Bitch”. As much as I hoped that I would fall in love with Looking for Alaska like almost everyone else and be reduced to a sobbing mess as I was practically promised I would be… it just didn’t work out. Grief stories are officially not for me. I should say up front that I’ve already read The Fault in Our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, and thus, I am familiar with his writing style and devices he typically uses. And that’s issue number one. His characters are all extremely […]

Posted December 30, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Hmm. An Abundance of Katherines is good. It’s enjoyable. In many ways I related to the main character. The application of math to romance was definitely an interesting concept. Ultimately, though, it’s not too memorable. The main character, Colin, is a washed up child prodigy, scared he has passed his peak and will not be able to leave his mark on the world. After he is dumped by the nineteenth Katherine he’s dated, he goes on a road trip with his only friend Hassan to recover. He reaches his eureka moment and figures he can matter to the world by proving The Theorem of Underlying […]

Posted February 5, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I’m not going to give this book a long review because (a) it doesn’t need it, and (b) no amount of words I type would do it justice. Just know that you should read this book. It’s on so many lists as one of the top books of 2012 and it aptly deserves it. Reading The Fault in Our Stars is a difficult decision to make, in a way. With all that is written and said about it, you know in advance that there is a love story there that is too beautiful for words, but the inevitability of the plot ensures that tears will […]

Posted January 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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