Category Archives: Author: John Green

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines

John Green

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 272

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2008

Genre: Realistic

Right after intellectual child-prodigy Colin Singleton graduates from high school, his girlfriend (who, like the 18 young women and girls whom he claimed as girlfriends over the years, is named Katherine) breaks up with him and sends him into a total funk. His best friend, Hassan, determines that he can only be cured with a road trip. After some rather aimless driving, the two find themselves in Gutshot, TN, where locals persuade them to stay. There, Colin spends his spare time working on a mathematical theorem of love, hypothesizing that romantic relationships can be graphed and predicted.

Anyone who has enjoyed John Green books should like this one! Like most of his novels, it’s told from a male teenager’s perspective, but the female character is more well-rounded than in Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns. Our main character, Colin, loves anagrams and math, so anyone with those interests might enjoy the story.

Ms. Ashley

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: John Green, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 2000s

The Fault in Our Stars

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Be ready to cry. Like, so much.

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 336
Age Range: 14 and up
Year: 2012
Genre: Realistic

Hazel is young high school girl who has survived cancer. When her doctor sends her to a support group, she meets Augustus who also has survived cancer. They fall in love and spend a lot of time together. Hazel is obsessed with a book called An Imperial Infliction which is also about cancer survivors.

This is a reminder to what goes into living with cancer. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an emotional read. Any student wants to read an emotional love story will enjoy this book but be ready to shed some tears!

-Miss Jenny

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Filed under Age Range: 14 and up, Author: John Green, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2010s

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska
John Green

If you've ever wanted to know anything about anything, check out John Green's YouTube channel.

Hilarity, pranks, trouble with authority, danger, and grief–wait, are we talking about Alaska herself or the eponymous novel?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 256
Age Range: 13 and up
Year: 2006
Genre: Realistic

A high-school boy, Miles leaves his life behind to attend boarding school in search of “The Great Perhaps.” He finds an entirely different life full of mischief including a girl named Alaska Young who is moody, articulate, beautiful and entirely too reckless. She manages to capture his heart, after which he is never the same. 

Any young adult or adult looking for an easy read that is not only interesting but captivating. 

-Miss Becca

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Filed under Age Range: 13 and up, Author: John Green, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 2000s