John Green is a particularly well-known author and is known to write books with deep meanings and targeting problems faced by a majority of teenagers. All of his books have never failed to portray and speak about common problems which are considered taboo in many places. Anxiety, suicide and drug addiction are topics he has very well managed to spread awareness about through his publications. His books target a more mature audience and teenagers. If you are interested in reading a few of John Green’s works, here are our top pics for you.
We have also spoken about a few books written by John Green in our previous articles. We will leave the links for the same here, don’t forget to check them out too!
Author: John Green
The story revolved around Aza Holmes who lives in Indianapolis and suffers from OCD. Here, we see that she fears the human microbiome the most and owing to that often ends up opening unhealed callus on her fingers which she believed would help drain out pathogens.
Her two close friends Mychal Turner an aspiring artist along with Daisy Ramirez who is a star war enthusiast and wrote fan fiction about it accompanied Aza most of the time.
One day Daisy finds out that Russell Pickett the father of one of Aza’s old friend named Davis Pickett had gone missing and they both decide to go on a search to find Russell.
They sneak into the Pickett property and unfortunately are met with guards who take them to Davis who offers Aza $100,000 to stop searching for his father.
After this meeting, Davis and Aza begin dating and Daisy starts dating Mychal. However, Aza is well aware of her conditions and believes she could never get over her anxiety which would prevent her from having a normal relationship. During the same period, Aza reads Daisy’s blogs and finds out that Daisy wrote them to vent her frustration towards Aza, which further fuelled her anxiety. This spirals into an anxiety attack where Aza consumes a bottle of hand sanitiser and faints. Aza and Daisy soon deteriorate as friends and post a heated argument Aza gets into a heated argument which results in a car accident.
With Aza in the hospital, Daisy is upset with her, all the fuss surrounding Aza and Davis and Russell yet missing, how do things work out for them? Pick this book up as soon as you can and find out!
Author: John Green and David Levithan
This story is told from 2 perspectives, Will Grayson (1) and Will Grayson (2). Here, the readers see high school through the perspective of Will Grayson (1) a heterosexual teenager in the odd chapters; and see high school through the perspective of Will Grayson (2), a depressed teenager in the even chapters. As the plot advances, the story coalesces into one plotline.
The first Will has been described as someone who was more of an introvert and liked going unnoticed. All his chapters have been written with perfect capitalisation and grammar. To add more to the dynamic of the plot, Will Grayson (1)’s best friend Tiny Cooper did not like to go unnoticed and was one who loved crowds.
The second Will’s perspectives never have proper capitalisation. His only reason to live was some online relationship he was in with someone who went by the name ‘Issac”. He makes a plan to meet up with Issac who he eventually finds out is a girl named Maura who was his peer in daily school life.
Will and Will were to never meet if it wasn’t for a very horrible night in Chicago. As they both meet, their lives ultimately become intertwined. For better or for worse? Find it out yourself!
Author: John Green
The title of this book is inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2 where Cassius says to Brutus “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves what we are underlings.”
Here we see that the narrator of the story, Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old who suffers from thyroid cancer which has spread to her lungs. She attends a cancer patient support group, where she once meets a 17-year-old boy named Augustus who lost his right leg owing to his osteosarcoma. Hazel and Augustus bond immediately and decide upon reading each other’s favourite novels. Augustus gives hazel “The Prince of the Dawn” while Hazel gives him “An Imperial Affliction”.
Post-reading each other’s books, Hazel explains that the novel’s author, Peter van Houten went to Amsterdam and has not been found or heard from ever since. Augustus is not satisfied with “An Imperial Affliction’s” ending and decides upon tracking down the author. A few weeks later he is able to track down the author’s assistant and with her help, he is able to manage to start an email correspondence with Van Houten. Hazel and Augustus both write to the author and ask about the book’s ending and they receive an email saying that the author could only answer Hazel’s questions in person.
Upon meeting the author they find out that he is a mean spirited person and did not share any form of warm spot for children. His hostile behaviour towards the teenagers made his assistant, Lidewij confess that she was the one who arranged the meeting on his behalf.
Lidewij then resigns and takes Hazel and Augustus to Anne Frank House.
Since then the plot takes a huge turn. To find out what it is, all you have to do is pick the book up from your nearest facilities!
We hope you enjoy reading these books. However, it is our duty to mention that these books are for a more mature audience. If you have already read any of these books, we would love to hear your thoughts on the same! If you have any suggestions for us, don’t forget to share them!
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