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John Green Box Set: Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars

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Four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Green

This John Green deluxe box set includes Printz Award–winning Looking for Alaska, Printz Honor book An Abundance of Katherines, Edgar Award–winning Paper Towns, and #1 New York Times–bestselling The Fault in Our Stars. Exclusive edition contains signed copies of Look...more
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Published October 25th 2012 by Dutton Juvenile
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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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
Lisa Kennedy
"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.
Apr 17, 2014 Clare rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Amy Titus
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
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
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.
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.

Apr 19, 2014 annie added it
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
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.
Marianne Arnold
Read the Fault in Our Stars. Great discussion at our book club meeting.
Mar 24, 2014 Marlo is currently reading it

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...more
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...more
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
Fany Ayuningtyas
This is kind of book that will put your emotion in spin. Once you read the first page, you'll be dying to jump to the end. Frankly, I hate that kinda feeling bcause when I happen to read a book, I don't wanna rush it, I enjoy each part of me being dragged in the story line.

Nonetheless, John Green is quite a genius that makes me dying curious to know what happens at the end? what will happen to Augustus Waters? will Hazel be survive? daaarn it haunted me everytime, in positive way of course

The Fault in our Stars is a book that stays with you after you finish it....
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 "...more
John Green is an amazing author. Read his books. I loved Paper Towns and The fault in our Stars the best, of all his books. Next in line is Looking for Alaska and then An Abundance of Katherines. Green has an amazing understanding of his target audience and caters to them accordingly. Each of his books presents intellectual concepts as well as romance which makes it a good read for any group of teenagers.
Absolutely loved this book. The language is beautiful! I loved the humor and the intellectual banter that occurs between the characters. It is a sad story but one filled with so much more than just a cancer story! A must read for all, not just teens!
Olivia (Bookcomet)
Please note that I have not in fact read this box set, but rather just The Fault in Our Stars. I'm using this because I needed The Fault in Our Stars twice in my Goodreads challenge. It was amazing though.
I only read TFiOS (now I have tfios in english and also in spanish). Now I'm reading Paper Towns. I can't wait to read Looking For Alaska and An Abundance Of Kagherines.

I love this boxset!!!
I love John Green! He is a wonderful writer, I own the whole collection and Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Let It Snow. All wonderful books. Full of different emotions. And the plot always changing.
Kass-Kit D. Cooper
I will admire john greens work for involving quite a few good references and the research he used for his novels but, that's about it. Maybe, I missed the bandwagon years ago and out grew his writing style before ever being introduced to it or maybe it's because I haven't seen any of his vlogs and nor do I wish to. It's safe to say i just don't appreciate him like my other peers did. Other than that, if i had a 12-16 year old child/student who had yet to discover the joys of reading and wouldn't...more
Jun 20, 2014 Jen added it
I am using this as a placeholder to mark my second read of tfios, as goodreads still doesn't have a reread option. Suffice to say, it's still fabulous.
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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...more
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