Fingers crossed my copy of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars arrives today! The weather is unseasonably cold in Melbourne and my usual beach ride route is closed for triathlons over the weekend. I can’t think of anything better than curling up with a good book.
FAVOURITE YOUNG ADULT BOOK
John Green’s Paper Towns
I love this book because it’s fun and inventive and exciting, but it’s also very dark and the darkness creeps up on the reader.
I like that it doesn’t have a neat ending and that Q and Margo don’t suddenly realise that their parents and teachers were right all along. In fact, I love that the adults don’t have much of a role.
The characters are flawed and they don’t understand themselves or each other, which is just how I felt as a teenager.
I love all John Green’s books because he hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to be young and how intense everything feels.