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Bookworm Encounters: favorite John Green books

Bookworm Encounters: favorite John Green books

John Green is no stranger to readers who adore YA. In the Philippines, Green's books are undoutedly close to the hearts of Filipino bookworms. In case you didn't know, there's even a Filipino version of his bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars.

We asked readers on our official Facebook Group Bookworm Corner to share some thoughts about the renowned author and his books, including Green's most-recent release: his first non-fiction book The Anthropocene Reviewed.

But before we get to that... there's an exciting treat waiting for fans like you! Join us at Fully Booked Chats with John Green happening on August 13, 6pm. The event is free for all and will be streamed via the Fully Booked Facebook Page.

Check out the Bookworm Corner picks that will definitely make you want to read a John Green novel soon!




Margot, 22

Graphic Designer

When did you start reading John Green novels? What got you reading his books?

"I started reading John Green’s novels around 10 years ago, and it was because I was also a fan of the Vlogbrothers, a YouTube channel he and his brother Hank created. My friends were fans of their channel and of reading, so in a way, we also bonded by talking about his books."

What’s your favorite book and why is it special to you?

"Now having read it, I’d say my favourite book is his most recent one which is The Anthropocene Reviewed. It’s special to me because it is his most personal work yet, especially because I grew up reading his books and watching his videos. It is like visiting an old friend, it is like coming back home."

Who is your favorite fictional character created by John Green? Why did you pick him/her?

"My favourite fictional character is Quentin Jacobsen from Paper Towns because he's such a sweetheart and because of his character development. Towards the end of the book, Q began to understand the complexity of humans, with the lives we live and the relationships we keep. I also see quite a lot of myself in him and his struggles!"


JM, 22

Teacher

When did you start reading John Green novels? What got you reading his books?

"I started reading John Green novels the moment we were all placed in lockdown last March 2020. I started reading his works after a year I bought the boxed set and made me want to finish it in just a week."

What’s your favorite book and why is it special to you?

"My favorite John Green book is The Fault in Our Stars. It's really special to me since it was the first movie I watched in the theatre when I was in high school. I really want to read the book to know what really happened because I had a lot of questions. I thought that those will be answered if I bought and read the book. 

It took me years before I bought the boxed set because I was still in college back then, I had to earn for me to buy the bookset. I finished The Fault in Our Stars in just a day and made me grab a box of tissues."

Who is your favorite fictional character created by John Green? Why did you pick him/her?

"Hazel Grace is my favorite fictional character created by John Green. She's a survivor. I really admire her character and strength. A strong woman, I might add. After all she has been through, she's still living the life she deserves."



Joyce, 37

Communications Professional

"The Anthropocene Reviewed is my first book of his - I mean his latest and his only non-fiction work. I am not a big fan of the YA genre. Not to dismiss it but more of my mental health cannot handle that much teenage angst. But I truly love his collection of essays (I'm only halfway done) and how willing he is to share is experiences in battling anxiety in daily living. He is very eloquent in prose and yet his choice of words and the way he strings sentences sounds like poetry.


Renz, 21

Student

"I can't exactly remember now, but I think the first John Green I read was Looking for Alaska. (I was in tenth grade.) What I remember for sure is why I read it: My crush liked that book. What I think I like about [most of] his books is the way they can be thought-engaging and philosophical. And I'm still in awe of the symbolisms and recurring motifs in The Fault In Our Stars, which remains to be one of my favorite books."



 


Glenn, 16

Student

When did you start reading John Green novels? What got you reading his books?

"I started reading John Green books after participating in his scavenger hunts leading up to the release of Turtles All the way Down. I was always a huge fan of the vlogbrothers on YouTube, but never got into John’s books until I joined a community of nerdfighters called Tuataria on discord."

What’s your favorite book and why is it special to you?

"This might be a theme with all my answers, but I love, love Turtles All the Way Down. It’s very special to me because of the community that surrounded the book. Beyond that, the book focuses more on the mental struggles of our protagonist rather than being “plot driven” which I enjoyed in this book. This discussion on mental health, specifically OCD was new to me and it really opened my mind to struggles beyond physical health problems."

Who is your favorite fictional character created by John Green? Why did you pick him/her?

"My favorite fictional character by John Green would definitely be Aza Holmes, the protagonist of Turtles All the Way Down. She’s my favorite because her struggles are things that I can relate with. Aza is a very human character who is clearly imperfect but learns to live with her problems."



Let's talk about our latest reads with one another, rave about our faves, and discuss all our lit-related feelings. Reading is more fun when you allow the stories to flow from you to your fellow readers, bringing us all together. So come join us – let’s meet between the pages.

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