Wednesday, October 11, 2017

K10: The Fault In Our Stars by John Greene

The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.

Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Olivia. 12. Black raspberry.

What book did you read and why did you choose it?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene. Although John Greene is evil because he is really mean to his book characters, it was still a good read. [editor's note: We at The Kidliterati hesitate to call any of our favorite authors evil, but Olivia kind of has a point, so we'll let it stand.]

Can you describe this book in one word?

Sad.

What was your favorite part of this story?

Don't think I'm a bad person, but I actually liked it when [editor's note: Olivia wasn't super great at avoiding spoilers, so lets's all just move along here.]

If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?

I'd ask my family to pull the [editor's note: Yeah, more spoilers. Also, seriously Olivia? You might consider finding someone to talk to about this stuff.]

What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?

Do you like sobbing uncontrollably? Then this book is for you. [editor's note: I don't like sobbing uncontrollably, but lately I can't seem to stop.]

What do you think about the book's cover?

It was eye-catching and made me want to read it. [Me again. Can we talk a little more about the sobbing? It's been months now. I don't know what to do.]

Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?

No because it wouldn't be the same. [It's not just the book. It's everything.]

Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?

Looking for Alaska. [editor's editor's note: We are sorry about the last editor. He's been going through a tough time. We'll be editing the rest of this post while he gets some much needed rest.]

If you could ask the author one question about this book what would it be?

Why are you such a mean person? [editor's editor's note: Again, we at Kidliterati feel we must unequivocally state that we don't call our favorite authors mean unless they really, really deserve it.]


[final editor's editor's note: We can't say why John Greene likes making people cry so much, but if it makes you feel any better, Olivia, there's this: John Green Cried Every Day While On The Set Of ‘The Fault In Our Stars]

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.



1 comment:

  1. I want to read the book after reading this interesting interview. I watched the movie but I will find the book also. Thank you for sharing!
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