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John Green.Where's the Love It button?Enjoy.
I am so glad you posted this. A friend recommended "Looking for Alaska" and I've been like, Gee, well, I don't know... But now I totally want to read it. If only because this guy is awesome.
Aahhhh … John Green. If it weren't for my husband, my kids, and, well, my cat - John Green would be a the top of my list. Well … maybe not … there's also M.T. Anderson.But seriously, he is so right about the LOOKING FOR ALASKA I read being slightly different from the one everyone else reads. Just like every writer brings baggage to their story, readers do too.
Brigid - It's a great book, and what I found so interesting about this particular clip is John Green's journey to publication. I love hearing "in the trenches" stories.
I LOVE that the Looking For Alaska that I read is different from the Looking For Alaska that you read. It's so true - of every book - yet it's something I seldom think about while reading!
John Green has also said that his final drafts are ninety-percent different from his first draft. That he adds so much as he goes. I love hearing this. It really helps me keep moving on first drafts, even if I know it's not "right."
If John Green is always so frenetic, can you imagine living with him? Would drive me nuts.I do think "Looking for Alaska" is the best one he's written so far.
I loved Looking for Alaska, and now I have background info on it. I was hooked and I have two of his other books.