Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lets Get Ready to Ruuuuuummmmmmmbbbbbbllllllllllllleeeeeeeee!!!! I mean discuss.

Monday is coming soon and we get to talk about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green .
I hope you are ready.  I am putting some of the questions below that we will go over on Monday.

Hazel says "cancer books suck", was this a cancer book?

Did you have trouble at times reading it, was it tough to finish?

Did the end surprise you?

Would a book that didn't give you the ending by cutting off suddenly bother you?  Do you want to know what happened next?
(by the way some people have written epilogues and even alternate endings and sequels here.

Were these believable teenagers?  Were they more/ less mature than an average teenager?  Could their experiences have changed this?

How difficult do you think it is to write a book from a teen aged girl's perspective when you are a middle aged man?

In a Washington Post article it states:
"John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” might be a tale of two teenagers with terminal cancer, but it also — maybe surprisingly — has some pretty funny lines. This is intentional: After all, humor is a very powerful way to get through horribly stressful situations."
Do you think this is true?  Do you think this book would have been better or worse without the humor?  Was it disrespectful or irreverent to joke in light of a serious situation?

Would it surprise you to know that John Green was a student chaplain at a children's hospital and he was preparing to be an Espiscopal Priest?

Some additional stuff here:
The philosopher that most impacted John Green in writing this book:  Vi Hart  Really he said she gave him the vocabulary in this QA session.
The book was dedicated to Esther Earl, a fan, who died of thyroid cancer at 16.
John Green asks what is the best way to honor the dead in this youtube video:  Babies and Catacombs: VIENNA (Thoughts from Places)

There are so many other questions that may come up in addition to these and maybe even instead of these.
I can't wait it will be good to see you all again.