John’s Other Writing

Radio

For several years, I wrote commentaries for Chicago Public Radio and, on occasion, for NPR’s All Things Considered. The text of those radio pieces can be found here.

Let It Snow

I wrote a long short story called “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” in the book Let It Snow, which also features lovely stories from Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This book has been published in translated editions as well.

Anthologies

I’ve written stories for several anthologies. These include “The Great American Morp” in 21 Proms, “The Approximate Cost of Loving Caroline” in Twice Told, and “Freak the Geek” in Geektastic.

This Is Not Tom

I wrote this novella hidden behind insanely complex riddles called “This Is Not Tom.” TINT is unfinished (it will be finished eventually, I hope). TINT is free and available to the public, but the only way to read the story is to solve the riddles, which unfortunately is basically impossible without crowdsourcing. (A good place to start, however, would be the TINT youtube channel.)

For more information about other stuff I’ve written, including book reviews and the books I cowrote for the awesome people at mental_floss, visit the “Other Writing” FAQ page.

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Emma August 29, 2014 at 4:12 am

Oh my gosh does John Green actually see these comments? Just found his website. I love every single one of his books and I am such a fan big fan! FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER! Keep writing heaps of books,

Emma

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BookLarva September 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm

He might look. I HOPE HE LOOKS. He really needs to keep writing. JOHN GREEN I AM TECHNICALLY YELLING TO YOU IN A TYPINGISH WAY. JUST READ PAPER TOWNS!!! I loved it. Beautiful. Please, I need a sequel! What happens to Q! Omg I love Q. Gotta love Ben too! I know a kid named Ben who totally is like Ben in Paper Towns!!! He’s a joking troublemaker. We r both in 6th not 12th though. I’m sorry Emma, I’m talking about something that doesn’t relate to your comment AT ALL. I mean, I hav a blog for this kind of stuff. Allthingscam.weebly.com :)

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Anonymous August 29, 2014 at 8:39 am

Please click my name people! U won’t regret it!!!

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Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:52 am

Hi. I don’t know who you are because you have put ‘Anonymous’ at the top of your post but you said to reply so I have done.
Have you read every John Green book?
Samuel

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Anonymous September 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. I have read The Fault In Our Stars and am almost done with Paper Towns. I’m planning on reading Looking For Alaska. :)

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Anonymous September 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I didnt mean I read all of them lol oops.

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Nely August 30, 2014 at 1:45 am

LOVE all of John Greens books!!! Such an amazing author!

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Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

I have read ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and I absoloutely love it! I am hoping to get ‘Looking For Alaska’ today and ‘Paper Towns’. I am not actually a teenager but I really enjoyed ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. (My age is in the double figures.)
I would love you guys to reply,
Samuel

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A Fan September 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

I am just a kid from Arizona and just love your books I am in 7th grade that goes to a School that looks you and your books. Please make ALOT more for us fans to read you are so interesting .KEEP WRITING.

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Samuel Finch August 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

Hi. Anyone nervous about going back to school. I am going to comp this year. Now you can probably guess my age!
Samuel

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sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Tbh im a little nervous but I think it will be hopefully a good year for me. What grade are u in?

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Samuel Finch September 1, 2014 at 6:43 am

Hi Sydney! I live in the United Kingdom and I am going to be in Year 7. I am 11. I am guessing you are living in America? How old are you?
Thanks for replying and please reply to me.
Samuel

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Larva September 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I am also nervous for school! Starting tommorrow. I’m going to a new school which is pretty normal to me. I’ve been in so many different schools. The longest I’ve been in the same school is two years! And that was kindergarten and 1st grade. I’m going into 6th and I’m also 11. Hope you have fun at school!

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TheBookLarva September 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I mean, 6th grade, 7th year of school in all. Isn’t that weird? How come we can’t start out with grade 1 not kindergarten!!!!!!

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Anisya August 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Dear John Green,
I have just finished reading This Star Won’t Go Out. I cannot explain how many tears I shed, and how motivated I became. I mean, seeing how lively and mature Esther was despite her sickness really got me thinking. How many people nowadays really appreciate every day? We are so caught up in social drama and social media, we never step back and think “Wow, I’m breathing and alive”. Esther never took a moment for granted. She was so involved with other nerd fighters, and blogs. She really wanted to help people inspire others without really realizing how inspiring she already was. I wish Esther had more days to inspire others, sadly that will never happen. Esther was a unique soul and she is greatly missed.
Your beloved fan,
Anisya :)

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Alexia August 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Hi, Jonh Green,
I’m Alexia,

Maybe you don’t gonna see that comment,

But if you see it, Please. Please and Please. Send me an Email.
cloelahontecuteblooperslolfail@live.ca

I Would like to ask you questions.

Please!!

Tank you, and sorry for my verry bad English. i’m talking in french. And you create my favorite universe ever! The fault in our stars.
I like your another book too, but The fault in our stars is my favorite.

Tank you so much even if you don’t send me email.

xxx

Alexia
One of all your biggest fans.

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Sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Dear John Green,
I read the fault in our stars and finished it today 8/31/14. I was really into the book. It was a beautiful piece you wrote and tbh I felt like crying because of how wonderful yet sad the book was. But in the end I think Gus had a good point.

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sydney August 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Dear John Green,
I forgot to add more to my comment and I’m sorry but as I was reading the book I thought how amazing Hazel was because throughout the book she didn’t quit. Just because someone has cancer they shouldn’t quit Hazel showed me that even going through tough times to not quit. Like going to Amsterdam she didn’t quit. At the end of the beggining to end of the book she was always motivated. Yes she got tired. But she was always ready. And I’m not so sure if u ever read ur comments but I would hope u would read everyones comments. If u do read them would u email me @sydneydubuque58@gmail.com? I have a few questions myself mostly about Hazel.

Sincerely,Sydney

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sarah September 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

I have read ‘ the faut in our stars and just watched the movie on amazon and i loved it. You are a brillant writer and an ‘actor’ (he probably isnt but he did a pretty good job in the movie), I am currenty reading ‘looking for alaska and its terrific. Just wanted to let you know you are amazing person.

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Nicholas Reinert September 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hello, John Green. I have read TFIOS, and today purchased a box set of TFIOS, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. They’re all hard-cover and I just must know if you’re coming to Milwaukee, Wisconsin soon. I want to get the books signed so I have something to go with my full signed Harry Potter set and my Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel signed set. Also if you tour to schools, I know a school that really could use a really good author to visit. Marquette University High School. Please visit!
Sincerely,
Nicholas Reinert

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TheBookLarva September 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

So cool. I want HP signed! Love them! But it would be even cooler if you get JGs box set signed! I hope you do!

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Janee . September 3, 2014 at 5:48 am

My god, you probably are sick these comments & all!
But I just want to say that your books are inspirational to so many people. I love your work; I’ve read TFIOS, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska and your short story in Let It Snow. I intend on reading Will Grayson (x2) very soon. My favourite would have to be An Abundance of Katherines.
Thankyou, John Green, for your absolute books of perfection. Without them, I would be stuck reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower another hundred times! xx

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ross September 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Dear John Green.

Hi! Maybe you don’t get to read this, but i wanted to tell you how much i love your books.

They are amazing! You are my inspiration because i like writing, and i would like if i become a great writer someday. I’m your fan, you’re really awesome. Looking For Alaska -my favorite- was a great book, IS a great book. I love the way you write, it’s wonderful.
You wanted to be a writer since you were a child?

Well, that’s all.
xx

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nina September 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm

dear John Green, (or somebody else) I’m in love with your book “The Fault In Our Stars) like Hazel Grace love An Imperial Affliction.
I’ve read this book and appreciate it like if I was eatting in the Oranjee.
I love your book and it’s the first time I love to read.
So, I hope see you a day, and take care of you for all your fans and for continue to write perfect book like yours…
Good bye. (sorry for my mistakes, I’m french)
Huge fan of you

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Queen Molly of Bookville September 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I’m In Love With Your Work It Has True Beauty, And I’m Very Excited To Finally Be On The One And Only John Green’s Website! I Read Your Books Way Before The Movie, And All The People Who Didn’t Really Are Missing Out! (I May Or May Not Have Informed Them Of This…). I Hope Your Birthday Was Awesome! NeRdFiGhTeRs for life!

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TheBookLarva September 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Is it true that there is going to be a movie for Paper Towns and Looking For Alaska???????? IF SO WHEN IM GOING TO EXPLODE WITH HAPPINESS AND JOY OF THERE IS A MOVIE FOR AT LEAST 1!!!!!

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Ece Öner September 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

Dear John Green,
I’m your fan, you’re really awesome. And The Fault in Our Stars book quite nicely. But I’m going to ask you a question. -Wow! Now I felt like Hazel.- But questions remain unanswered, such as Hazel, I don’t want to. What happened to Hazel after death of Augustus? What has changed in her life or did life continue? I hope you answer to me. Thank you in advance.
Good bye. (Sorry for my mistakes, I’m Turkish)
Love,
Ece Öner

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Julie September 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Hi strangely odd question Do you normally have lunch in a trash can?

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SmilesAllAround:):):):) September 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

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Katie September 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Hi. I have read 2 of John Green’s books (The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns) and am about 3/4 through Looking For Alaska, and let me say they are excruciating and very intriguing so if you have not yet read them, then I persuade you to do so.
I am looking forward to read your other books, and please carry on writing more as I would be happy to read them and would be doing so.
Thank you,
Katie.

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Boooooo says the ghost September 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Omg me too!!!! Love Paper Towns and TFIOS! Looking For Alaska is pretty good so far, I’m almost done! Love it!

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Tyanna September 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Dear, John
I would like to say thank you for writing such amazing things because I rarely read such amazing books. But I also want to say all the books i have read by you are stained with the tears of my soul. I feel the need to let you know YOU CAN’T JUST BREAK PEOPLES HEARTS OK. Anyways love all your books but damn all the deaths and sadness it’s extraordinarily awful but amazing and i know I just contradicted myself like 4 times but whatever thanks for being an amazing writer :)

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Monica Paz September 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I’m really in love with John Green, I started crying because I lovr John Green, I really want to neet him, he is so amazing, I’m won’t stop till I neet him I know that I will meet him because I’m not gonna surrender, I’m going to make anything to know John Green, like Hazel

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TheBookLarva September 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Umm.. I don’t think you’re necessarily “really in love” with John Green. That’s a little creepy. I’m sure thousands of people in the world would love to meet him but, the world is not a wish granting factory. Don’t stop believing you can though, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!

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Monica Paz September 4, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Dear, really dear John, I love you so much, you are the best person in the world, I really want to meet you, I will meet you, because I’m going to make anything to meet you. With love Monica

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nancy torres September 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm

hola amm…
lei tu libro bajo la misma estrella y am quiero decirte que me pareció un arte sinceramente entiendes el efecto colateral de morir
es increíble también vi la película supongo que hazel muere pronto no es asi gracias por hacer ese libro :3

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nohe September 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Dear John Green,
I love love loveeee all your books, they’re AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. I’ve read most of them, beautiful writing, you are incredible. I Admire You! :’)

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Alyssa September 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Dear Mr. Green,
I literally just finished reading your book The Fault In Our Stars, I cried,hurt, and fell in love with this book. I just was wondering one thing about this book…when does Hazel Grace die?

Thank you for your time!
. Love,
. Alyssa Hope

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TheBookLarva September 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

To answer your question, Hazel Grace Lancaster dies about one year after her tragic love story. Notice the book is in past tense? I think that she’s telling the story in her last days to remind herself she’s going to be with her true love soon. But Hazel Grace dies one year later is what everyone says.

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Allison September 7, 2014 at 12:16 am

Dear Mr. Green,
I would just like to share my thoughts on your book “The Fault In Our Stars” which I have just finished less than a minute ago actually. You see i’m not one to be emotionally affected by stories, in fact I believe I have such a strong grip on reality it is too the point where reading a book is just that, reading a book. I notice this is quite different from many others who have shed several tears over this tragic love story and I would just like to say even though I didn’t physically show any emotion I was quite saddened on the inside when the intellectually stimulating Augustus was wiped from the fictional world he existed in. Being one who has also lost a loved one to cancer I could relate to this book quite easily, actually it was more like deja vu. You see I recently lost my grandfather to cancer and not long after I lost my grandmother as well to problems she had with her heart. Anyways on a happier note I would quite like to thank you for not going into detail during the scene in which Augustus and Hazel “Got To Know Each Other” considering I am a mere 12 year old who unlike most of my generation, am not interested in “those things” yet. I would also like to spread my appreciation for the intellectual level in which Hazel and Augustus are at. You see I quite like humans who are, dare I say, smart and or seem smart considering my current level of brain power. To say the least I quite enjoyed your book and found your characters quite entertaining to read about.

Your Satisfied Reader,

Allison

P.S. I realize you probably don’t read all of these comments but if indeed you do, I hope you understand the point I was trying to get across.

P.P.S Those who read this and are not Mr. Green I would appreciate it if you didn’t reply unkindly. Thank you.

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Camille September 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Dear John,

My name is Camille, I’m french (so sorry if they are some mistakes) and I’m 15. I read The Fault In Our Stars and I went to cinema for watch the film and I love them so much !! I read your book a million times and I always found him so magic and exceptional !! It’s my favorite book !

Like Hazel, I really really want to know what happend to Hazel after the deth of Gus .. ! Can you answer me because this question running through my head for some time now !

Thank you so much for this amazing book and please answer me !
I hope you understand me .. !

Your Satisfied Reader,

Camille

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Lauren Shirley September 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Dear John,
I have been in love with your books from the very start. I think I’ve read TFIOS for the seventeenth time now. (still not sick off it) You’re such an inspiration for a 15 year old, like myself. That book alone has helped me to know what I want to do with my life, along with Looking For Alaska, The Abundance of Katherines, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Papertowns…etc.

I love to write and I have soooooo many story ideas. Even some written out and printed. But I want to go farther with my writing. How do I even begin to get it published? How do I start to get my name out there? Yes, I know that the age of 15 is pretty young to become a world-known author. far-fetched to most of everyone I know. But a girl can dream right? You’ll never know until you do. I hate the “what if’s” in life. I know you probably will never read this. But I’m hoping someone will, ya’ know? Anyways.. yeah. If you or anyone has any feedback please please please respond. You’re efforts are very much appreciated.

-Lauren

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allison September 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I read your comment and I think you should go for it! It doesn’t seem far fetched to me, maybe look up how to get your books published. I really hope you get to because someone as enthusiastic as yourself should be heard. Best of luck!

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Cameron September 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Hi there Mr. Green. I just want you to know, you are an amazing author and person. I love your books so much. I am almost done with An Abundance Of Katherine’s and I’ll admit, I didn’t like it at first. I thought it was the worst book ever! But yet again, your work was outstanding. I have only read Paper Towns, An Abundance Of Katherine’s, and The Fault In Our Stars. I’m planning on reading the other books of ours as soon as they are available in the kindle library.

You are a huge inspiration to me, a young 11 year old author. I have so many ideas for novels and I would really like some advice on writing. I’m almost done with my first book and wanted to find a publisher before hand. Could someone recommend a publisher for me? Thanks.

I love Paper Towns and can’t WAIT for the movie! I hope it’s totally awesome! Keep writing! You’re amazing!

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annija September 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

LOVE The Fault In Our Stars.
You are one of my favorite authors.

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ScaryTimes September 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

I know this isn’t probably okay for a book website but whatever. Click my name if you want to know the truth about what our economy is turning into. There is also fun if u click my name. Please do.

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Anonymous September 11, 2014 at 12:31 am

I started with Alaska then read katherines and etc. until I’ve read them all. I’ve got to admit I wouldn’t read books until I read you and it’s kind of changed my life. An Abundance of Katherines was the greatest thing I’ve read. I’m a bit of a nerd myself and really liked the idea of finding something out there myself. I’m keeping strong and holding out for a girl to get me over my funk and that’s thanks to you!

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Annija from Latvia September 11, 2014 at 12:56 am

I have read just The Fault In Our Stars but I am going to read all of your books.
TFIOS now is on

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Annija from Latvia September 11, 2014 at 12:58 am

I have read just The Fault In Our Stars but I am going to read all of your books.
TFIOS now is one of my favorite books.
And I love the movie.

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Juliana September 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

DEAR JOÃO VERDE OR JOHN GREEN,

Hi, I am a big big big Brazilian fan, I’m trying to “write” a message for you for a while, but I think you will not see, still LOVE all your books !!!! ❤️❤️❤️ and you are my favorite writer !!! I loved the movie but #tfios (ok by me ?! missed part of Isacc playing the game and talking “does not understand” laughed too that part of the book). And released very creative site name call Omnictionary.

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jennifer September 12, 2014 at 11:28 am

i listened to this during work commute. Did I hear her read Blooington is down?

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Kristen September 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Dear John Green,
Hi! I just wanted to say that you are one
of my all time favorite authors.

I really love your writing and work. I think
it’s beautifully written and perfectly put
together.

Your books have made me laugh, made me
cry. That’s the beauty though isn’t it?

You can controll my emotions and inspire
me with just words. That is one thing that
I love about your writing.

If you don’t mind me asking, I have a few
questions about your books.

Two of my favorites are The Fault In Our
Stars and Looking For Alaska.

In The Fault In Our Stars, I know what
happens to Augustus Waters and I was
wondering what is life like for Hazel and
Isaac after?

Also, in Looking For Alaska, the car crash
happens, have you thought about what it was?
Was the wreck an accident? Or did Alaska
Young commit suicide? I loved the mystery
and now my curiosity is killing me.

If you have any thoughts on these things,
would love to hear them.

If you read this, thank you. I really
appreciate your time.

I am a huge fan so thank you for
inspiring me.

You’re a truly amazing author.

Your’s Truly,
Kristen
6th grade

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Cameron September 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hi there Kristen. I’m not John Green, but I know tht in Looking For Alaska, the mystery is left for you to figure out. That’s what I think at least. And in The Fault In Our Stars, Hazel dies 1 year after Augustus. I ope this answers your questions.

-Cameron
(Also in 6th)

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Ellie fisher September 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Dear John Green

I have read fault in our stars many of times and have thoroughly enjoyed it but what I was woundering is basically what Gus and Hazel want to find out. What happens after Gus dies I understand that life when on for hazel but why choose the imperial affliction to base the storyline on because if it wasn’t for the book and I surprise fait non of the things would of happened so I guess my question is what happens after Gus dies. What happens to izak and Hazel and his and her family ?

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Cameron September 14, 2014 at 1:46 am

Ellie, I believe that after The Fault In Our Stars is meant for us to decide. We get to decide their futures in our perspectives. You see? It all works out. Sadly, Hazel Grace Lancaster dies one year after Agustus Waters is what has been said by many. I hope this answers a question of yours.

~Cameron

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ellie September 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

i understand that everything in this book was for us to interpet and many peope will have diffrent oppions on certian things.. but in the story like the writter peter van houton did the cancer story have an affect on his life e.g. a lover or family memebr die from cancer, as i belive that in some way this must have a concetion to something does is it not? Because how would yu know what happned to hazel after Agustus dies. thank you for answering my question it did certainly help.

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Mmmmmeeeeeeepp September 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

It’s a rumor going around that she died a year after Augustus. I’m just waiting for him to tell me himself. Him as in John Green:):):):)

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Ellie fisher September 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Please tell me as soon as you find out !!:)

Anonymous September 14, 2014 at 6:07 am

I 100% agree with Ellie, I would really love to know what happens after, but I mainly want to know what happens to Hazel and how she copes after everything that has happened. the book was amazing.
Thankyou for sharing your amazing writing talents with us.

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Hope September 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Dear John Green,
Just like how Hazel and Augustus talked to their favorite author, Peter Van Houten, I’d like to do the same. I love ALL of your books. They all have that certain touch to them but yet they are all different. I especially loved Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, but they were all brilliant I just wanted to let you know that your writing means something to me and never stop writing. I love to read and your books are my most favorite. I can’t wait for Paper Towns the movie and to see what other books you write!

Sincerely, Hope

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Larva September 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Are Algoe New York and GutShot Tennessee real places? Or did John Green just make them up completely

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Cierra Reynolds September 17, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I love the dalt in our stars and it had me crying thank you jhon green for making this movie and book…..

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Jacy September 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

i would like to have a sequal to faultg in our stars I have so any questions like what happens to issac , what happens to hazel, does hazel end up getting? does she And does she and issac still remain friends after everything I really want to know a lot please try to make a sequal if you do read this john green
(sorry for anything misspelled)

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