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

{ 1864 comments… read them below or add one }

Cecilia January 12, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Hello Mr. Green,

My name is Cecilia and I am a history teacher in Los Angeles, CA. I have just finished my very first semester of teaching World History to 10th graders and use your Crash Course videos very regularly in my classes. I love them and so do my students. I find them to be incredibly refreshing especially in comparison to the many and very boring , long winded historical videos that are found on the internet. I am now looking at Masters Programs to apply to and I thought about how much I would personally love to do what you do. I would love to create fun and engaging videos based on historical topics primarily made for the high school student. My question to you is, how did you come to creating these types of videos? Did you receive a degree in communications or history? What would your suggestions to an aspiring history based director be?

Thanks so much for your time!

Cecilia

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Laura Neves January 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Hello my name is Laura, i have 11 years old , i live in Brazil, and I simply do not know enough words to describe my love for this book,I wonder if you ever written of will write something or almost equal on The fault in our stars in Brazil “A culpa é das estrelas”, please return me this email if not understand fez words this email. Elyse, I would also like to know Kaitlin ( Hazel best friend) does not appear in the film, Hazel and Gus used a condom? Há had a sex once Pr twice ? I would love to get the ansers as quickly and detail.
With great admiration and anxiety Laura Neves.

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Max Richards January 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hey John,
What are your veiws on Swindon probably getting promoted this year? I know its been awhile since the swoodilypoopers have ocupied hankgames, and the wimbly womblies (from a real life AFC W fan, Go Dons!) and liverpool seem to occupy your heart, but it sadly its not a gaurentee for the dons to be promoted, as we need about 20 points, and it doesn’t look like Liverpool is going anywere, except maybe the FA Cup Final. So anyway, what are your thoughts on the Robins probably being promoted, and is one ever done with the Swindon Town Swoodlypoopers?

P.S. say hi to stan for me

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Nastya January 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

Hi, John!
I’m from Russia. Your books are fantastic! I always read books very slowly (f.e. Dads and childen), but your books are so interesting!

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Chantal January 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Dear mister Green,

My name is Chantal and I’m a Dutch Book Lover.
First of all, I love The Fault in Our Stars. I would also like to thank you for not makong Amsterdam look like a city full of drunken, drug addicted bike fanatics. (Although the bike fanatic part is kind of true) Now to the point, I read The Fault in Our Stars for my Englsih class and I have to write a bookreport about it. For this report, you also have to answer a couple of questions about the author. One of those questions is: ‘What is his philosophy of life and his attitude towards social problems/religion etc.?’
I could’ve have cyberstalked every site that mentions your name, but figured it was a lot easier to try and ask you. So hereby I politely ask: What is your philosophy of life and attitude towards social problems/religion etc.?
Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Chantal

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Audra January 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Hi, John!
My name is Audra and I am 13 years old. I received TFIOS for my birthday, having an obsession with it from a few months prior. I have since then read anything with your name on it. I love your writing and it has inspired me to write my own story. It resembles TFIOS slightly in the way that I have a lot of pain and tragedy followed by love and happiness. It would mean the biggest infinity to me if there was some way that we could get in touch and I could send you a copy of my story and hear your thoughts, seeing as though you are the most respected author that I know of. Please email me if you read this, although chances are slim, considering the number of fans you have. I will stay optimistic though, as I eagerly check my email for a reply. Thank you solely for living and creating the most prodigious stories in this small infinity of life.

A dedicated fan,
Audra <3

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ricky jacob January 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

dear mr John Green
hello mr i’m ricky from Indonesia , i’m very fans you ..
because your books very good ..

my dream want become author

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keener January 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

hey john. I have a few book ideas, it’s gonna be better than anything peter van houten could ever come up with. you are my favorite author and if you would ever use one of my book ideas that would be like the best thing that ever took place in my life. I write books myself I’m working on this book about there’s this boy that is playing baseball when he sees bomb planes flying over he’s rushes to the underground cellar to figure out that his dad is the head of this group that kills people in their town so it’s up to him to save the world and his town. the story takes place in war world two. if you want you could email me because I have more story ideas than just that one. thank your for your time if your reading this.! going see paper towns June 4th because my birthday is June 5th haha.

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Patricia January 25, 2015 at 5:30 am

Hola Johnny! I love your wittiness the way you add humor to your work. I’m only 16 but I really appreciate your craft. I wonder if you’ll be visiting Philippines in the nearest date (for book signing). Keep ME posted and keep writing!

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HR January 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Hey Man- are you on Pinterest? I want to follow you but you don’t list your social media profiles!

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Maddie January 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

Dear Mr John Green,

I am a huge fan of all your books, just like everyone else is and I believe to have quite a lot of questions for you. I know that you probably have like at least 10,000,000 people who are huge fans of you and ask you some of the lamest questions and everyone just ask the same things over and over again. All these people are mostly girls and have a huge ‘Fault in our Stars’ fever. constantly, asking questions about the hamster and when hazel dies. it came to question me that how a sentence ends a book… I know this is a weird question but how could you end something like that its quite difficult…

Anyhow,
I wish you the best Mr John Green and am looking forward to hearing more stories.

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luna January 28, 2015 at 4:16 am

hello Mr. green
for Christmas I got a book set of our book and I loved all of the ones I got looking for Alaska, paper towns and abundance of katherines, I must say one of my favorites the fault in our stars. sir I love your writing and in each book I always seem to find an intellectual meaning that deserves to be discussed within life and most times I have found was to figure out what most things you write mean and elaborate on them. after I read paper towns the last sentence just caught my attention and the more I thought about it the more I thought about the book and what I believed the true meaning behind the sentence was so when I had thought about it I thought also that I should write this down and so I did. I got out my lap top and wrote until my hearts content was fulfilled and when I was done I sent it to a friend hoping they might tell me if it was good or not and they have yet to reply and tell me weather it made sense and I was wondering that if I wanted to send it to you how could I reach you by mail? I think a lot about what you write and the meaning behind it are. I would like to say that your writing is amazing and that I love it lots.

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Kellie January 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I truly am a huge fan. I was wondering what your goals are for writing in the future.

Love,
Kellie

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Monica February 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Dr Mr Green-

My daughter Olivia Luplow- book lover, funny girl, wicked smarty- ranks you as her favorite author. She turns 13 April 23 and I’d like to mark her transformation from kid to to teenager by collecting letters from all of her favorite folks- family and friends and a few favorite authors about anything you want her to know about being a teenager, growing up, happy/sad/crappy/cool things, things you’d tell your teenage self if you could, wishes for her, etc. Even in the ultra modern world, everyone loves a letter, in any form. Would you be so kind to write a few words to her?

Thank you for your participation in this little project and for the genuine, insightful work you share with us!

Sincerely,
Monica Rudy.

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Ambrose Felkins February 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

It’s interesting to consider you might have read books, which others have not necessarily read and most likely few other folks have actually heard of, what’s significant, is that you have entered them and come out of that experience enriched because of it. Growing as you become emboldened by the experience of participating in a different mindset for a time, this is the authentic strength of a great book!

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Audra February 3, 2015 at 11:22 pm

John,
It’s me again! (I’m not a stalker, I swear it…) I have recently finished the story I wrote about in my previous comment. I would greatly appreciate your constructive criticism. I would delight in nothing more than to improve my writings with help from a beloved author that my former and current schools admire greatly. (I recently moved. There are many fans of yours at my current school.) Please email me or reply if you happen to notice my commentary. I love all of your work and I only have one more to go (“Let It Snow”). I truly cannot wait.

(BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M WITH PHIL WRAYSON!!!!!!!!!!!)

An admiring fan,
Audra Wilson <3

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27Obliterator27 February 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Are you ever going to make a sequel?

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Ashleey February 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Dear, Mr . Green,
I have read The Fault In our stars multiple times and I’ve got to say its an amazing book ! I am a 15 year old girl who is swooning over Augustis Waters! I have read so many books but this one has to be the best ! You are an incredible righter and I am in love with the books I have read of yours. I Think you making a book and movie as great as The Fault In Our Stars is an amazing idea because there are kids who can relate to it.. The last line of the book is ‘I do, Augustis, I do’ Now in the movie is shows her dying… because after she closed her eyes that last time they never opened again.. but did she die in the book? Will there be a sequel?
Thank you for your time,

Yours Truly ,
Ashleey Durley

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Emily Ake February 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Hi I was wondering what happens after in the fault in the stars does hazel live if so how long? How does Isaac react? These questions have been running though my mind for a while and I was wondering if you could answer these…? Thank you

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Yagmur Polat February 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Hi John,
I really like your books and your books will change my life. First I tell my eternal gratitude for The Fault in Our Stars. I’m in love with kidney sick and gave me hope The Fault in Our Stars. And I’m a young writer. Has been completed in a book and I would really like to communicate with you. Affection from Turkey.

Yagmur Polat

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Isabelle and Evelin February 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Hello Mr. Green,
We just want to say we love your books so so so much! We have established ourselves in the TFIOS and LFA fandoms… unecessary info for your totally important information. However, we do have some questions we would like cleared up:
1) Does Hazel get pregnant with Gus’s baby?
They were in Amsterdam, and it’s not like Gus was like “Hey, its a vacation, I’m only a couple months away from death, and a 17 year old one legged virgin… Why don’t I pack a condom? Hazel is going to be incredibly sentimental after my confession, so yeah, why not?”
2) What happens to Isaac?
Does he find love? I mean, that Monica chick was a bish, and you’re not going to put him with Hazel, because Hazel is Gus’s bae, and only his bae. So yeah. It would be nice to know that Isaac has found his soul mate, and he does believe in love at first sight…
3) If Hazel and Gus did have a baby (read our first question again if necessary), what happened to it?
We believe you said that she dies a year later, and a baby takes 9-9 1/2 months to… be born. Does she have it, and if so, does Mrs. Lancaster take care of it? Sorry, there’s just lots of controversy behind this question…
4) Miles does get on with his life after Alaska’s death, right? And does he find his own love in the end?
He is severely injured by Alaska’s death, especially since he at first thought it was his fault. Does he end up with Lara, or no?

We hope that you do get the chance to reply to both of us, and we eagerly await your response… if it ever does come :) In the meanwhile, we will look for our own little infinity.
Yours in serious admiration,
Isabelle and Evelin *-*

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jassica February 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

There’s lots of talk regarding Series LLCs. Increasing numbers of people are asking yourself if they’re a good idea. The brief answer is they aren’t — they have not been examined, giving all of them limited applications when they have any whatsoever. http://www.scorespro.com

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Diamond February 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Hiya, I was wondering when we’ll see the Paper Towns trailer? I am very excited!

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nicole prickles February 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Hi John Green..ahh its hard to believe that there is the most miniscule possibility of you actually reading this and even of a small reply.I understand you are so extremely busy and that this is a highly stereotypical fangirl thing to do but.. here goes.I jus really want to thank you for all of the things you have done like writing your amazing books and making your youtube videos.my boyfriend and I are the biggest fans of your work and we cant wait to see the paper towns movie (thank you profusely in advance for it)..thank you thank thank you !!! N&N :)

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Sydney Thibault February 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

hi my name is Sydney and i’m wondering if you had other jobs before you became a writer it’s for my English paper and I need your help.
Thank you -Sydney

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Nellie Shute February 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Hi John,

My Name is Nellie Shute, I am 13 years old, from Hong Kong. I am re-searching you for a project at school about powerful people. I have found out everything I can about your life, and I was wondering if there is a small or big fun fact about your self. Like you hate cheese, or have six toes. I was also wondering if you had a favorite out of all of your books?

I think that you are an AMZING person and have done so much for the world. I am actually helping to save elephants in Africa because hundreds of them are being killed each day. You can find out what I have been doing by searching me up or by checking out my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nellie-for-Ellies/547811455306504?ref=bookmarks

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter,
Nellie Shute

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Jesus Kandayeya February 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Dear John Green,

my name is Jesus and I am a big fan of your online History videos. I want to ask, how do you publish your books? I like to read and write, but I don’t write books but short stories and poetry. Any tips for my writing?

Also, I live in Tucker, Georgia and attend Tucker High School. I am a seventeen year old junior. If you ever get in Georgia, drop by. Plus look for Ms. Thompson, a U.S. History teacher. She’s a big fan and shows us your videos a lot.

Sincerely, Jesus K.

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