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message 1: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (prettybooks) It seems to be the 'Marmite' of his books. I've ordered all four anyway (although I've already read Paper Towns)!

May (the lazy reviewer) Definitely not his best book. But still good :)

message 3: by Sian (new)

Sian Lile-Pastore oh i loved this one. other than his latest book this is my favourite. it's really funny....

message 4: by Shahidah (new)

Shahidah The first John Green novel I read!! Left an impression :)

message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole this was the least that I liked x) but still funny

message 6: by Brianna (new)

Brianna could not even finish this book. good luck.

message 7: by Zara (new)

Zara I agree with you. I think one reason I didn;t like it as much though was I also read it straight after Looking for Alaska and I found the characters to be a little too similar to read consecutively.

message 8: by Emma (new)

Emma Yay, I'm glad you liked it! Now on to Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

message 9: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (prettybooks) Haha I'm glad you're keeping track, Emma! I might wait a little while so it doesn't end too quickly.

message 10: by Lixian (new)

Lixian I loved that book, a very funny and light read!

message 11: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Loved your review!

message 12: by Emma (new)

Emma Cooper I definitely agree with you, in that this isn't my favorite Green book, but I would have to disagree with your point about his relationships being thoughtful and intelligent. Usually they are that and even more, but in this novel Colin's relationship with the Lindsey seemed simple and predictable. We all knew that the two would end up together, which made for a nice and happy ending, but isn't John Green's usual style. I can also agree with your point about the risk in writing about difficult math equations, because in my opinion it made the book less interesting. Half of the novel was about Colin trying to work out this theorem , that didn't even work in the end, (I guess there's a lesson there, but no matter) and it made the reading dull and boring. I always wanted to comment on Colin's inner turmoil. At some points I found his frustration annoying, because it's all he could focus on. I wanted him to move on the whole entire book, so I could stop hearing about how amazing the Katherine's were. And the "story" at the end felt repetitive, because we had just heard all the flashbacks and the "story" was basically just a summary of all of them. I really like your review and I'm a huge JG fan so I can relate to what your saying!!

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