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If you like John Green….

March 27, 2013

Have you read all of John Green’s books and now you’re wondering what to read next?  Here are some suggestions:


If you liked Looking For Alaska: You might want to try other boarding school novels like Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard (if you’re looking for another guy narrator) and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (if you’d like to switch to a girl narrator). Another great choice is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher; like Alaska, it’s about a guy who is piecing together information about a girl he thought he knew.


If you liked An Abundance of Katherines:  Other road trip stories like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith and Car Trouble by Jeanne DuPrau could be right up your alley.   Much like Katherines, Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler is (as the title suggests) about dealing with a breakup.



If you liked Paper Towns:  Check out some more books about guys falling for and/or getting caught up in the lives of complex, eccentric, mysterious girls.  You might try out The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour, The Amanda Project by Melissa Kantor, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.



If you liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson:  Try some other books told in multiple perspectives, like My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger or Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.   If you’re interested in another LGBT read, Geography Club by Brent Hartinger is a great pick for fans of Will Grayson.



If you liked The Fault in Our Stars:  Moving stories about love and loss like Deadline by Chris Crutcher, The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, and Before I Die by Jenny Downham might be just what you’re looking for.

For more reading lists, be sure to check out our Recommended Reads for Teens page!

mini-review…round 2

April 14, 2009

It’s time for a mini-review (in 5 sentences or less) of John Green’s newest book, Paper Towns.  Ready or not, here we go…

Paper Towns

Margo is a cool, adventurous chick and her neighbor, Quentin…uh, not so much.  The two are on the verge of graduating from high school and even though they were childhood BFFs they haven’t been close in years.  Margo shows up at Q’s bedroom window one night and pulls him into a wild spree of pranks and sweet revenge on their peers.  Then Margo disappears and no one can figure out if she ran away, committed suicide, or is just gone on another adventure of some sort…except for maybe Quentin, who decides to follow the clues.  Paper Towns is a great quick read, full of suspense to the very end, written in a refreshingly realistic tone, and sure to please oodles of teen readers across the land.