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The John Green eSampler

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The John Green Free eBook Sampler is the ultimate introduction to bestselling, award-winning author John Green. Featuring excerpts from Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and his newest novel, The Fault in Our Stars, this free eBook preview gives an unforgettable sample of Green’s brilliant—and brilliantly funny—books.
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Published December 8th 2011 by Dutton
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I love John Green, but I feel like the only 13 year old who does! Is there anyone else out there? I read The Fault in Our Stars and I decided right then and there that I would stalk him this summer and yell at him for what happened to Augustus. Nevertheless, he is awesome and I would love to meet him one day.
Jan 01, 2013 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m just going to talk about these all at once (Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Paper Towns. The Fault in Our Stars. An Abundance of Katherines.), since I read them all in the span of about a week….

Let me set the scene. I read “Looking for Alaska” a while ago, and after I read and dug it, I bought the rest of his books for my kindle almost immediately. Of these four, I started with TFiOS. I thought to myself, “It’s about 8pm on a Saturday night, Hubby is hunkered down playing videogames, I might as
Madeline Wright
May 04, 2013 Madeline Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In theory, reading a sampler of four books is awesome.
In reality, I forgot about the harsh reality of being a obsessive reader who must finish ALL THE THINGS.

It really bugs my noodle when I start books that hook me and then can't finish them at my leisure. So now of course I must add four more good books to my growing to read list while I figure out a way to procure them. *shakes fist at John Green*

My only teensy gripe with TFIOS is that it's from a teen girl's POV but her internal monologue is
Sonia ღ
May 25, 2013 Sonia ღ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Nov 12, 2012 Jimdrix rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this because of Katherines and Paper Towns (+the box which I thought to be a cushioned container instead of a cardboard)

So now I have multiple hardcovers of TFiOS and Alaska, but the cover in each book was different. The Boxed-TFiOS has a "NYTimes Bestseller" mark which I hate because it's already a book to recommend to friends (OR NOT!) so why put that infront, could have been at the back. Then the Boxed-Alaska cover doesn't have a candle, just a smoke; and John Green's name was bigger
safia ☼
First review, this might be bad x)
All of John Green's books are great, in my opinion. I've always found him to be one of the more constant authors out there, and one of my favorites. But I've also seen constant patterns in his books. Examples: a broken-down car and a "psychopathic" type of driver. An extremely hot, sexy girl (or boy, in the case of TFiOS). Sometimes it gets a bit tiring to read the same type of book over and over again, but with John Green, even though his books have many simila
Lisa Kennedy
Feb 07, 2013 Lisa Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Fault in Our Stars" -- Although this book was sad/melancholy (how could a book about teens with cancer not be), it was also a book about life and love (love between parents & child, between friends, new love, and "star-crossed" love). The characters were engaging.
Amy Titus
Jan 22, 2013 Amy Titus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best authors for young adults out there today, in my humble opinion. Every time I recommend one of his books to my high school readers, they come back amazed and ready for more of his stories. I have read all of the titles in this boxed set. The Fault in Our Stars is my current favorite. It is a story adults would also enjoy!
I'm in love with John Green's books. It's not about the stories, it's about what we learn from them. He has all the answers of all the questions that we ask ourselves but can't put into words. Every time I finish one of his books, i spend the entire day thinking about his quotes He's a genius
May 28, 2012 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-from-nook
I have already read all of the full versions of the books before so I already knew they were good. Despite that I still thought that the samples were good enough to make me want to read the books again.
Natasha Sevdalakis
I don't think I have ever loved one particular author so much! John Green is a fantastic author, his writing is amazing! I have read all of these books more than once and the emotions experienced are the same every single time
Oct 27, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only just finished Fault of the Stars..cried constantly...wondering if this is the lived experience older teenagers gave when dealing /cancer... it all felt authentic..a well written book...but challenges the emotion.
Feb 12, 2015 Aseel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 17, 2014 Clare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
If you have a chance to get this box set, it's quite worth it. Shop around a little, read all the seller's descriptions VERY carefully, and write down how they advertised it (so if you don't get what they SAID they'd sell you you can reference their words back to them when you write back and ask why they didn't honor their ad.) Amazon has very good support so, quite worth the effort to find a good offer. :) And these are REALLY well written books.

Parents, if you have children that you want to re
John Green is a powerhouse writer and one of the best in YA. He manages to create realistic stories with both humour and heart. The characters are authentic and the humour comes naturally.

My favourite book of his is The Fault in Our Stars. It is a near perfect book and will remain iconic in YA for generations to come.

My second favourite is An Abundance of Katherines. It has a weird blurb but it is a hilarious story. I found myself laughing aloud dozens of times while reading this novel.

Jan 06, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing
More than hoped for

As someone who is usually pretty leary of books that seem to explode and get praised by everyone, John Green fell right into that category for me. This sampler was a great (read "free") way for me to decide whether or not to deem him, and his novels, worthy of my bookshelves. Searching for Alaska, Paper Towns, and (of course) The Fault in Our Stars were the best--or most likely to be--in my humble opinion. Excerpts were long enough to give a real sense of character and draw a
John Green has got to be one of the world's best artist. He creates a character that has a kind of intelligence that readers love to indulge. And of course, the girl of the book, has to be quite mysterious and have a quirky intelligence that intrigues both the reader and the male character. Green himself, is a interesting person. The books all include a different kind of trigger that makes you want to know MORE. It makes you read 'between the lines', and makes you think of the deeper meaning. Th ...more
Abby Warren
This review is for the book Papertowns by John Green. The beginning was amazing, totally hooked me in, loved the intrigue and the idea of the scavenger hunt that Margot was sending Q on. Unfortunately, by the end of the book I was over it. I felt like the story petered out and I just wanted it to be over. When I read The Fault in Our Stars I literally could not put the book down. That story hooked me from beginning to end without letting up on the intensity. This story just fell flat after awhil ...more
Jun 04, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John green is by far my favorite author. he inspires me tremendously and with everything he writes, it's like I feel like he understands me and just life. the way he writes is so true and real and his books are so good that I'm selfish when it comes to sharing them with other people. it's like I want to be the only one to read them because I want to be the only connected to them, even though so many young adults love them. I really recommend these books
Dec 29, 2013 Doug rated it liked it
Glad I read the first few chapters of TFiOS first. That book seems like it will be great, and I purchased it after reading the preview. The other 3 books, not so much.
Helena Sludnikov
I've read The Fault in Our Stars only. The story is sad, but it has so to think about afterwards. I would recommend reading it with lots of tissue.
September 2013; Looking for Alaska, 5/5★
September 2013; The fault in our stars, 5/5★
September 2014; Paper towns, 5/5★
September 2014; An Abundance of Katherines 2/5★
Jan 29, 2013 Trish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fault in our Stars is a book that stays with you after you finish it....
Shahanie RT
Aug 12, 2012 Shahanie RT rated it it was amazing
What can I say? There's a magic planted in every John Green novel.
Mar 22, 2013 Ceara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marianne Arnold
Mar 26, 2014 Marianne Arnold rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the Fault in Our Stars. Great discussion at our book club meeting.
Jun 13, 2012 Karen added it
Finished TFiOS for a second time.
I got such a bad case of withdrawal from this books. All of them. And I just couldn't slow down the pace. It was a matter of a couple of weeks and they were done for. It was such a debacle to decide in which order to read them. Here is a little comment on each and why I decided to read them in this order:

1st - An Abundance of Katherines

Actually, I was pretty anxious to read this and I've heard far more of this one than, say, Paper Towns. But then I scanned some reviews and they all were like "
Miquiel Annika Luniza
This book is like what Augustus Waters said : It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

It is such a real privilege that this book broke my heart, it made my heart twisted. Gus and Hazel Grace' (I like the way Gus call her like that) love shows friendship and great companion and strength to one another. You really need to have enough strength and tissue before reading this. Thank you John Green, another great author :)) About the upcoming movie, well I am both addicted to books an
Mar 24, 2014 Marlo is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition

In the amazing book THE ABUNDANCE OF KATHARINE'S author John Green presents the story of a boy named Colin dealing with the heartbreaking loss of being dumped 19 times by all girls named Katherine. He learns to deal with his loss of being the dumped by going on a road trip to who knows where with his best friend Hessan. They end up in a small old town called Gunshot and meet a girl named Lindsey. Her mother, one of the richest people in Gunshot, takes them in and giving them the job of learning
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John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New
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