Every John Green Book Ranked from Most Liked to Least Liked

by - Wednesday, February 06, 2019

One thing you might not know about me is that I am a Vlogbrothers fan and have been since I was around 16-17. I'm so much of a fan that I've set my Amazon Smile to The Foundation to Decrease World Suck and own all of John Green's books, and this post is going to rank those books from my most liked to least liked. This was originally going to be a favorites, but all of John Green's writing is my favorite.

The Fault in our Stars
This story particularly captivated my heart and it places first and is my most liked book. This story was written in 2012 in honor of Esther Earl, a Nerdfighter who sadly passed away from thyroid cancer in 2010. The story is about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 17 year old girl who has been diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer, like Esther. Hazel meets a boy named Augustus Waters, who is missing a leg due to having it amputated due to bone cancer, and the pair go on a whirlwind adventure in Amsterdam after Augustus gives her his Wish (from the Make A Wish foundation) to meet Hazel's favorite author, Peter van Houten. However, it gets really sad when Augustus reveals later that his cancer had returned and had metastasized. Augustus eventually dies from the cancer, and Hazel finds out that Augustus had written an obituary for her, instead of the sequel for An Imperial Affliction like she'd suspected.

Turtles All The Way Down
This is John's newest book and one I actually bought for a flight last year. It focuses on Aza Holmes, a high school student who has OCD (fun fact: John also has OCD), and her search for a billionaire after meeting his son with her best friend Daisy. The story ends with Davis, the billionaire's son and his brother Noah taking off to Colorado where Noah can attend boarding school after it's revealed that the billionaire left his fortune to his pet tortuga (kind of like a lizard).

Paper Towns
Paper Towns focuses on Quentin Jacobsen, who goes by "Q" in the book, and his search for Margo Roth Speigelman, his neighbor and "dream girl". After finding her in New York, Margo does not want to go home and instead wants to go to New York City, but Q can't join her, so he slowly gets over her and they share a farewell kiss.

Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska centers around Miles "Pudge" Halter who attends a boarding school in Alabama for his junior year of high school. There he meets Alaska Young, a beautiful but emotionally unstable girl, and meets a few friends like Takumi and Lara, who later becomes his girlfriend and ex-girlfriend. The second half of the book is about a car accident in which Alaska drives into the back of a cop car and is killed and Miles and the gang try to figure out what caused Alaska to do it, as she admitted she lost her mother as a child. The book ends with Miles forgiving Alaska for her death and Takumi admitting that he let Alaska go in a note.

An Abundance of Katherines
This is my least liked book, because it's not as interesting as the others. This story focuses on Coin Singleton, a 17 year old child prodigy who is tired of not mattering after dating nineteen girls all named Katherine, so his best friend, Hassan, takes him on a road trip to Tennesee where he meets a girl named Lindsey Lee Wells, who is also dating a Colin (nicknamed TOC, or The Other Colin). During all this, Colin tries to derive a formula for dating, and assumes his next relationship will last four days because of the formula, but is told by Lindsey later on that he is wrong. The story ends with Lindsey, Colin, and Hassan continuing their road trip with Hassan telling Colin he's taking two college classes.

Have you read any John Green books?

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