It's time for February's YA Book Club, hosted by Tracey Neithercott, and today we are discussing The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, aka The Best Book I've Read In A Long Time.
I shared my review of this book here already back with my Bookanistas review. (Spoiler: I ADORED it.) But I don't want to let that stop me from participating in the Book Club fun! So I'm sharing some fun The Fault in Our Stars things I have found around the internets.
First of all, I hope all of you who have finished the book have checked out the Tumblr John Green created to answer questions about the book. (Hint: The password is the last word of the book's acknowledgments) It's so rare to be able to have this kind of access to an author and be able to ask things like...was this a symbol? Why did you name Hazel Hazel and Agustus Agustus? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEEEEAAAAN? I love checking this site for updates and getting a glimpse into the genius of JG.
My IRL book club met this past weekend and discussed TFIOS, and I pulled up this site and read some of his answers when these questions came up. It was awesome to have the actual answer from the author, although blind speculation can be lots of fun sometimes. And can I just say that nothing makes me happier than sitting around with a group of ten grown-ass women and discussing John Green. The book was a hit with my friends, which made me so happy because it was my choice. (Obviously.)
Oh, and we also ate all of this:
I wish THIS book club came with all of these treats!
Next, there was this amazing review on the NYTimes that I have not seen enough people spreading around. (YA community, can we all please make sure that these positive write-ups get as many page views as the negative ones? Read this! Share it! Talk about it! Someone smart is saying nice things about YA in public, let's please make sure everyone knows!)
Then there was the time I waited around for two and a half hours on a school night for a chance at thirty seconds of John Green face time.
It was so worth it.
Oh, and finally there are all of these cool things I have been finding on Tumblr...
I know this wasn't the traditional book club post, but I figured I didn't need to share my thoughts on the book AGAIN...and it's always fun to see cool stuff that goes along with that book you loved, right?
So...did everyone else love this book as much as I did? Do you have any TFIOS or John Green fun things to share?