FAQ

Q. So this is the frequently asked questions section of your site.

A. That’s not a question, but yes. To be fair, I’ve also included many infrequently asked questions in the name of completeness. The FAQ is divided into the categories below so as to keep it shorter than a novel.

Q. You have not answered my question.

A. You seem to have a very limited understanding of what a question is. But okay, if you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ, please leave that question in the comments of the appropriate section (or, if you cannot decide upon a section, you can leave it in the comments of this post), and I will try to answer it. Thanks!

Biographical Questions for Your School Project, Which I Am Really Flattered You Chose to Do about Me
Questions about Looking for Alaska
Questions about An Abundance of Katherines
Questions about Paper Towns
Questions about Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Questions about The Fault in Our Stars
Questions about Other Writing and/or Radio Stuff
Questions about YouTube and/or Vlogging
Questions about Where I Get My Ideas, Inspiration, and General Writing Stuff
Questions about My Books Being Turned into Movies

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Sophie Shipp November 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Hello Mr Green,

My name is Sophie
I am just wondering about Hazel’s fate
Does she die?
How does she move on from her boyfriends death?
I would like to know this before Thursday 5:00pm 13th

thank you

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Something November 14, 2014 at 6:21 am

He has already stated numerous times that he won’t tell what happens after the book, or explain any ambiguity. But yes, she dies sometime after the book, her cancer is terminal.

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emma November 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

Does hazel die of cancer?

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Tahlit November 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Ok, people, seriously? He specificaly states in the book AND the authours note that there is nothing after a book ends. ITS FICTION> HE SAYS SO HIMSELF!!!

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Emma Gregory November 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm

God lord Tahlit,first of all hazel bugged her fav. Author for an ending. So I though maybe ms.Greene could buy me a dinner and invite me to hiss house(From the fault in our stars) If you even knew that, you prob. Never even watched or read the fault in our stars because if you. Diid we wouldnt be arguing because the suspence is real

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Kusum December 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I was wondering too, that happened to her even though author cleared it. WAITING…….

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Shaina December 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

No, She does not die… She turns back into Shailene Woodley, the cancer goes away, and she lives happily ever after! :)

How’s that for a sequel!

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ZBREEZY .A.K.A LOBSTERDOG December 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

no she live with Agustus and they both live in amsterdam obviously she dies dum ass -_-

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emma November 12, 2014 at 11:30 am

Exactly what i am wondering!! I want an answer!!!

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little girk November 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

you know I know everybody wants to know what happened to Hazel but I don’t think you haven’t answered me but I really hope you answer to me because I just really want to know me and my mom cried or dents out watching your movie and I love you both to death please respond to me and all the other people you really want to die to do this not die I mean are going to die if you don’t tell us because this is really important to some people and not for all I really think this is important because you know you need to make a second book because the f****** ass and its really good and I don’t know what I’d do without it

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Jessica November 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I’ve read your book and just watched the movie “The Fault in Our Stars”, of course I’m a huge fan as you’ve heard from many who admire you. I found myself relating to Hazel. No I do not have cancer, but I have many questions especially on what happened after Augustus passed away. But like everybody I’d like to know whether Hazel dies from cancer?

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Tyler November 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

I’m curious about whether or not Isaac has a last name…

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jingle jengle November 25, 2014 at 10:02 am

he does but it just isn’t mentioned because the majority of people have sir-names!

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Bethany November 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I’ve been wondering this for a while and saw someone before ask about Isaac’s last name and I, too, am interested. Mainly because I’m curious but also because I like knowing more about a character. It makes me feel more connected. I understand if you do not have an answer but it does spark my more curious side…

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Julia November 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Hello, my name is Julia, obviously, and I was wondering if I could interview you for my Day-on-the-Job that I have to do for my Economics class. It would be greatly appreciated if I could get a response before the end of November, since this is due in January (makes no sense, but there are others that I have to ask if I don’t get an answer quickly). If so, please email. If not, than an email would still be very amazing and I would be excited to get a reply soon.

Thank you (:

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Claudia November 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

In a few videos (i.e. vlogbrothers, as well as scischow and crashcourse) you have mentioned NONFICTION books that you recommend!!! (At least I am pretty sure they are non-fiction) But I have only been able to find lists of fiction books which you recommend. Thanks ahead to whoever responds!

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Sydney November 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I have no reason to introduce myself. If you want to know my name, please feel free to look at the bolded text above this comment. It’s not totally a question as it doesn’t really need an answer, but Mr. Green, can you please NOT write any sequels to any of your books? I’m sorry if I sound extremely rude, but seriously, there are some things on this planet that are perfect without a sequel. Your books like Frozen, in the sense that they were absolutely perfect and a follow-up of any sort would be horrible and ruin the original. Thanks.

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Kiki dokusu November 17, 2014 at 5:38 am

Kon’nichiwa watashi wa hon watashi wa sore o yonde, watashi wa anata ga watashi ga hontōni shiritai kotaete kudasai dekiru ka dō hēzeru ga shinda ka dō ka o shiritai’ sayonara o matsu futari no tame ni’ o aisuru. Kiki no dokusu kara

こんにちは私は本私はそれを読んで、私はあなたが私が本当に知りたい答えてくださいできるかどうヘーゼルが死んだかどうかを知りたい」さよならを待つふたりのために」を愛する。
キキのから

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Kati Carmack November 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

Hi John Green. I wanted to ask you some questions for a senior class career project. I have always wanted to be a writer and your books influenced me a lot. If you don’t mind answering some of my questions will you email me at katirebecca@gmail.com

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Faith Pannell November 20, 2014 at 12:21 am

Hi John! If you get a chance could you please help me understand something?
What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?

On another note, thanks for being awesome. You and Hank are helping the world change the world.

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Janine November 21, 2014 at 3:30 am

Good Morning Mr. Green,

I was wondering if there is any chance that I could get my copy of “looking for Alaska” signed. I would mean a lot to me since the book had helped me through the last couple of years.
The difficult thing is that I am living in Germany and therefore can’t come to any events in the US. May it be possible that I send my copy to you? Please let me know.
Sincerly, Janine

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Savannah November 23, 2014 at 5:16 am

Mr Green,
Your amazing book has inspired me. When watching the movie I was amazed out how someone could take the tragety of Hazel and Augustus’s situation and make it into an inpiration for others but when I read the book it was so muc more detailed and even more amazing. All Hazel and Gus wanted to do was to be normal and to be treated like they were not dying with cancer, becasuse they were not…they were only living with cancer. After reading it I began to wonder about a few tings. I have a few questions about the characters, the book itself, and if there is a possible specific reason that caused you to write the book “The Fault In Our Stars”. I would love to talk with you directly so my questions would be answered, do you have an email that I could talk to you through, the contact information on your page would not be able to give me the answers. The people who answer those emails I am assuming are not you. They would not be able to answer my questions in the same way you would. I am very grateful for how you and your book has changed reader’s lives.

Sincerly,
Savannah

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Savannah November 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Dear Mr Green,
*ignore my last question please
I was just wondering when and where or if you will be having a book signing for “The Fault In Our Stars”? I would love to have my book signed. I was also wondering what happened to the characters in the book after it ends. When does Hazel die? or what happens with Monica and Issac? does Peter VanHouten become sober and begin to write again? if so does Lidewij ever come back to work for him again? I would love to know the answer to these questions. Thank you so much for changing my life through this amazing book. I am so in love with “The Fault In Our Stars” and of course Augustus Waters. Thanks for being amazing and for writing the best book I have ever read. It would be an honor to meet you one day.

Love,
Savannah

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Trelly November 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Ok I’m sure there is a possibly that you may not read this but I just want to know why? Why did he have to die I know I might be a few months late but why can’t at least it end happy? I know that might be selfish on my end to think this way. Because eventually one of them had to die due to their cancer right? I guess what I’m trying to say is I’ve spent these last three years of my life trying to kill myself or at least in my way attempt to. When I see these two, Hazel Grace & Augustus Waters fighting for their lives it sucks you know it sucks knowing that one day the love of your life could be gone soon as you awake or even worst the worst one of all is the love of your life breaking your heart while they’re still here still on this earth still walking, talking, living, & breathing. Talk about scars right? Are why don’t we talk about heroes how they can fail all exceptions we have of them you see Mr. John Green this little book you have here will someday be known as a classic hell it’s one right now. Maybe The Fault In Our Stars is my An Imperial Affliction I know you are no Van Houten Mr. Green I mean you created a fictional drug just to save Hazel Grace who might’ve or should’ve died a long while ago without it, you sir are a true hero. But you see I to fear oblivion I guess that’s why I’m not really dead yet but I feel iam metaphorically speaking I guess I just wonder what’s going to become of the world when I’m gone you know? Like did I leave marks will I be remembered will they miss me will he miss me could he forgive hisself you know those sort of things Mr. Green I know it’s a long shot but do you think we could ever have the chance of meaning to at least talk about what becomes of hazel grace does she die? Or her mom does she finish that online course & becomes a social worker? Does her & hazels dad keep their promise to God and hazel and stay together? & If hazel has met her faith do her and Gus meet in some type of After world they discussed at Orjanee? You are a genius might I add Sincerely- Jantrell Damond. 16 years of age. Email Jantrell6@gmail.com

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abraham November 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Sr. Green
Hola
Soy un admirador suyo enviándole este mensaje desde México con la basta esperanza de que lo lea.
Quisiera empezar diciéndole que me encantan sus libros y su estilo.
Me gustó mucho la adaptación que le hiso a bajo la misma estrella (en inglés the fault in our stars) y espero con ansias la adaptación a ciudades de papel (en inglés paper towns).
Generalmente el propósito de este mensaje era exponerle mi gusto (y claro que lo llegue a leer
Le mando un saludo cordial
Atte.
Julio Abraham (admirador suyo)

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Abraham November 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

pdt
ojala me entienda al enviarle el mensaje en español aunque claro seguro lo ara

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Alexis November 28, 2014 at 12:06 am

John Green… Oh John……. I finished The Fault In Our Stars and had no idea you had other books… That was months ago when the movie was the talk of the well Nation I guess. My friend just recommended Paper Towns though, and I finished it faster than tfios. 4 sittings to be exact. I just finished it about an hour ago and have done enough research to know that there is a movie coming on June 19, which I will see opening day, and that you refuse to tell us what happens after the story ends…. I just thought you should know, I think of you as the nicer, and sober version of Peter Van Houten. I have so many questions… Did the minivan ever get fixed? Did Ben and Lacey stay together? How do all of those black santas (I hope you know when I typed this in satan was the first autocorrect) fit in Radars house? You won’t answer these, so know I am the cancer free Hazel Grace, and you are the sober Van Houten. I hope you are happy with yourself. Just kidding, at the moment you are in second place as my favorite author following closely to the man who got me into reading, Rick Riordan. I can’t wait to see where the movie goes and read some more of your pieces. Please if you have time to respond with your thoughts to this.
Sincerely,
Alexis. A reader that just is wanting a bit of closure.
P.S.- I don’t want the main plots after as I like my mind getting to choose that, but I never can really get over those small things.

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Rebekah Hurley November 28, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Hello Mr. Green,
Is there any way I can get my copy of Paper Towns signed by you?
Thanks,
Rebekah Hurley

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Illiana November 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I have tried writing numerous times, but i always run out of ideas and get bored and then just end up reading (your books of course). I’m a good writer, but only when i’m assigned it or told to do it. do u have any tips for my constant writer’s block or maybe some topics (if your not too busy with your fantastic john green life, that is).
-Thanks and i hope you reply

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Karoline Sofie December 2, 2014 at 8:41 am

HEEEEYYYY :3
Im a huge fan, i love you btw. And thank you soo much for your amazing books <3 you changed my life with your writing, you made my life easier. im so thankfull for that.
I just want some advice, im writing ( or trying to) a novel. just wondering if you have some advice, im slowly giving up on the novel. But i love writing, i got inspired by the fault in our stars.
- I hope you have the time to reply, love Karoline .

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Ellie December 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Hi….
will there be a sequel to the fault in our stars?
you wrote a book about a girl wanting to have answers
like is there a follow on to her favourite book,
so will there be to my favourite film and movie?
I know you probably get questioned this all the time,
but I would like an answer aimed at me
Thanks,
Ellie

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John Greene LUVER♥♥♥♥♥ December 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I hope

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Rebekah Hurley December 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

Mr. Green,
Is there any way I can get my copy of “Paper Towns” signed by you? Email: rebekah.hurley@outlook.com
Thanks and have a great day,
Rebekah Hurley

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natalie December 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hello John, I was just wondering, which character from paper towns do you think you relate to the most?

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Lilla M. December 7, 2014 at 1:19 am

Dear Mr. Green, 12/7/14
I love reading your books!!!!!!!!!!! Each of them are special in their own way. My goal is to read all of the books you have written yourself and with other authors! :) I first started like your books last year when I was in seventh grade! The first book I read, that you wrote was The Fault in Our Stars. I really loved the book and could understand it because I connected to some of the characters. So far I have read, The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and Papertowns. Now I am reading Abundance of Katherines. Soon I hope to read Let it Snow and Will Grayson,Will Grayson. Thank you for being a great young-adult fiction writer.
Sincerely,
Lilla J. McLendon

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Ashtyn Kathleen December 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Dear Mr. John Green,
I know you probably won’t read this,and I won’t get to speak to you via Internet again,but I have a question for you.Corresponding with most people, you would know that people admire your magnificent books.Also, your fans care mostly about if your gonna write a sequel. If I should be able to correspond with you via emial, that would be fantastic.

Your books,my friends say to me, they are obsessed with.I would love to correspond with you at any chance you might read this comment,specifically to get answers to questions that have come across my mind.I know your busy and stuff,but to be honest,most people don’t know that,therefore,they bother you and you have tons of commenting and vlogs to create in the meantime.Being able to communicate via this address is okay.If you need a perhaps other email,i would be sure to give you my other address. Thank you for your conserdiration

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Rae imlach December 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Hello, I think looking for Alaska is the most marvellous novel I’ve ever read. I wondered if there was a way I could contact you about the book. I have many questions about it, is there a personal email for you?

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Gabrielle December 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Mr. Green
I read the fault in our stars and is the best book I ever read, I read it like a 100 times, but I wish to know for me the imperial affliction is a metaphor for the end of TFIOS because the book ends with a “I do” like the imperial affliction where end in a middle of a word, is that true?
And today I finished looikng for Alaska I really love it, but I can’t believe that Alaska kill herself, was it an accident or she really killed herself?
And read Paper tonws and An Abundance of Katherines loved then too
Thank you for Reading and have more to read
PS: In your books I found out that you care a lot about be forgotten and I wherever I go I will take all the lessons, all the metaphors, everthing that changed my life with me, and for me you will never be foget, I will Always reamind the author that makes me see the life on a different way

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Gabrielle December 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

I am sorry for mistakes, I am a brasilian fan
Sorry I forgot to say that

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Lejla Sadikovic December 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Hello Mr. John Green, I am a big fan of both the movie and book of The Fault In Our Stars. I was always wondering, what was the inspiration behind writing the book. How did you come up with such an intelligent idea of this truly inspirational moral/tale? Another thing, are you planning on making a second part? Or maybe something similar? I want to congratulate you on all your accomplishments and your success. I feel that you are truly a talented, smart and gifted person who can touch someone through their words on paper. That is a hard thing to do and you have certainly surprised and reached out to all your ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ fans. So, thank you for that!

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Mia December 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Hi! I know you can purchase signed books but I was wondering if there was a way that you would be able to sign books that we already own? I would love to get a few of mine signed(:

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Kusum December 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I just really liked your work, and I am totally emotional like Hazel’s father. I just wanted to ask that did you felt like emotional when you were writing your creation as I was feeling emotional when I was reading it? And 2nd thing what inspired you to write such a speechless, amazing novel? And sorry I am really not so with the English :)

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Jordan Release Dates 2015 December 18, 2014 at 10:29 am
Devyn December 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Do you know the release date of the Paper Towns movie trailer? Thanks!

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