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message 1: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Oh man, I'm curious as well!

message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I have no idea what it is, but it's available to read for free, so I'll check it out.

message 3: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy linkalicious? Also, sometimes you find the coolest books.

message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Nevermind, found it!

message 5: by Samantha (new)

Samantha hahaha! John Green does vlogs with his brother that has a pretty large following. I think this may be a result of a "punishment" that his brother and the fans of the vlog thought up for him. But don't quote me on that.

message 6: by Tatiana (last edited Jan 10, 2012 07:39PM) (new)

Tatiana Kat wrote: "linkalicious? Also, sometimes you find the coolest books."

This was popular with our GR crowd a couple of months ago, someone else brought it to light. I am just slow to catch up.

message 7: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Tatiana wrote: "Kat wrote: "linkalicious? Also, sometimes you find the coolest books."

This was popular with our GR crowd a couple of months ago, someone else brought it to light. I am just slow to catch up."

Actually, it took me a year (?) to catch up?

message 8: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Thomas wrote: "Wow look how excited I was. Calm down, Thomas of the Past."

How flighty we are!

Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* Wow I went and nabbed this one too, can't resist that title. :)

message 10: by Arie ☂ (new)

Arie ☂ For most of it I was convinced it was a male narrated. Totally threw me for a loop when I found out it was a girl!

message 11: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Even when the narrator mentioned having sex with a guy, I was sure it was a m/m scenario.

message 12: by Jessica-Robyn (new)

Jessica-Robyn To clear up any confusion Samantha is on the right track with why the book was written in the first place. If I'm remembering correctly John wrote this as an exercise for NaNoWriMo. I'm not totally sure it was ever meant to see the light of day but it was offered as an Nerdfighter incentive prize for charity donations. It was later put out for free when other core Nerdfighters wanted to read it. It's meant as a joke novella, and wasn't really meant to be taken seriously but I think a bit of confusion arose when other people started reading it for reals-ies. :)

message 13: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana It doesn't exactly read like a joke though. The corn part is quite satirical, yes, but as a whole it's not that funny actually.

message 14: by Jessica-Robyn (new)

Jessica-Robyn Yes, I know, I feel like we've gotten caught in semantics. (I meant it as joke non-serious, rather then joke-haha) The comment was more about "why would you encourage readers to pay $25" aspect of your review, rather then the plot itself. :)

message 15: by Tatiana (last edited Jan 13, 2012 11:42AM) (new)

Tatiana Oh, I see.

$25 is a bit steep of a request though, even for a good cause.

message 16: by Jessica-Robyn (new)

Jessica-Robyn That's probably one of the reasons it was relased for free but there were a number of different prizes at different price points so they weren't trying to shake you down to bad. :P

message 17: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I don't know why I am even complaining, cause I read it for free:) But his note at the beginning of this novella annoyed me too much.

message 18: by Jessica-Robyn (new)

Jessica-Robyn Nah, I can dig. This conversation also reminded me that I hadn't added this to my list yet. Now, I really want to see what all the fuss is about.

message 19: by Ashley (new)

Ashley It was written for a book challenge where you have to write a novel in a month

message 20: by Emily (new)

Emily John Green is half of a huge YouTube channel called the vlogbrothers, and on the channel he challenged viewers to donate to his charity to decrease world suck, and at every my marker he or his brother (the other half of the vlogbrothers) would do something as incentive for donating more money. This novella was one of those things

message 21: by Mike (new)

Mike Cowin In regard to your comment, John wrote this in a month, so that's great, and he wrote it for a charity. So, the nerdfighters were not paying for the book, but for the satisfaction of donating to charity (and getting this great novella) DFTBA :)

message 22: by Katerina (new)

Katerina He has lots of other books, which are fantastic, and this was just to raise money for a charity. That's why it's $25.

✿.Ⓐⓟⓞⓞⓡⓥⓐ.✿ Yeah... It's kinda for fun and just for charity, so this is awesome compared to what most people do. He's amazing :)

message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Concerning the $25 part: He was just using this book as another way to get people to donate to charities. That part of the introduction might have been written for the 1 person who was supposed to win this for donating to charity.

message 25: by Allison (new)

Allison its john green if you really could understand his love for books then you would but your a piece of crap so you wouldn't

message 26: by Anna (new)

Anna why does male POV have to be the default? Why CAN'T this be written from a female POV? Anyways it's just a book written in haste, it cost that much because it's for readers who're already fans of John Green, it's like his videos to add to his community, specifically for fans. So it wasn't for people not familiar with his videos, like you, perhaps that's why you didn't think it was worth the value. The specific charity event, p4a, sells a lot of overpriced stuff, 100% goes to charity. He doesn't need to write a good novella, nor is it the main focus of p4a. It's certainly not supposed to sell in bookstores and stuff. You can't take it as seriously as, say, the tales of beedle the bard, which jk rowling did for charity too

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