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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Recommend A... (5)

Welcome to the first installment of "Recommend A...", a fun new meme created by Shanyn over at Chick Loves Lit. Shanyn will post a new prompt each week, and anyone interested in participating will post a book recommendation that follows the prompt. A different way to get recommendations!

This week's prompt is: Recommend a Book that Made You Emotional!

This is such an overwhelming category; pretty much any contemporary book makes me emotional!  But I'm going with the book that made me cry a whole lot!

By John Green
Published January 10, 2012
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.


  1. Ahh I still have to read this one and it was assigned for TWO of my book clubs this year and I just skipped both because I was so scared to read it! I know it's awesome but I don't like being sad!

    1. I understand! I hate to cry too, but I can't resist John Green for too long. If you find a day where you can decompress afterwards, I'd say go for it because it is really great!

  2. Excellent recommendation! Just reading the description makes me catch my breath and gives me that feeling of this is definitely going to be an emotional roller coaster ride. I'll definitely be checking it out when I get the chance!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! :)

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  3. Definitely the most popular pick this week, and the reason it was chosen is the reason I haven't read it yet - I need a weekend to myself before I pick it up or something, so I can read it straight through and have all the emotions I need to have.

    Thanks for participating!

  4. Whoa this one was so popular! I think that says a lot about John Green!

  5. I picked this one too! Well, you know that because you mentioned that on my blog. LOL.

    Gah, so many tears for this one. So many laughs too! It was just so awesome.


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