Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You have read Fault in our Stars and watched the movie, now what?

Read a likes are you answer!

Here is a list of books that are similar to Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  •  Looking for Alaska by John Green

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

  • Ask the Passengers by A.S King

  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

  • The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  • First Love by James Patterson

  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch



Here is some information on John Green's novels which all have been best sellers and award winners!


Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska (based on his own boarding school experience), won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association, and made the ALA 2005 Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults. The film rights to Looking for Alaska were purchased by Paramount in 2005 and the movie scheduled to be released.

His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines (2006), was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and may also be made into a movie in the future.

Green collaborated on a book with fellow young adult authors Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle called Let It Snow (2008), which contains three interconnected short stories that take place in the same small town on Christmas Eve during a massive snowstorm. The story that he penned is called "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle". On November 27, 2009, the book reached number 10 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback children's books.

Green's third novel, Paper Towns (2008 ), debuted at number 5 on the New York Times bestseller list for children's books, and the movie rights to Paper Towns have been optioned, with Green hired to write the screenplay. Paper Towns was awarded the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize.

Green collaborated with fellow young adult writer and friend David Levithan on the 2010 book entitled Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Green appeared on the Smart Mouths Podcast to discuss the book and collaboration.

Before Green's fifth book, The Fault in Our Stars, was released in 2012, he agreed to signed all 150,000 copies of the first printing, as well as his wife and his brother leaving their own symbols, a Yeti and an Anglerfish respectively. The New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Books listed the book at #1 within weeks.

(Adapted from Wikipedia.)


Here is a short bio  about John Green from the Scholastic website.

John Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. John's experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss.

John worked for Booklist, a journal of book reviews and was also a commentator for National Public Radios national afternoon newsmagazine, All Things Considered, and Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ.


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