They Say You Can Never Go Home Again

The Fault in Our StarsEvernote File for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green http://bit.ly/fault-stars

This book has now been added to the list of books that I can’t talk about with people, but want everyone to read (Harry Potter and A Monster Calls are also on this list).

The Fault in Our Stars is a story about a girl, Hazel, who has terminal cancer. She meets a boy, Augustus Waters, and he helps her see life in a different way. What I know about this story: John has been trying to tell this story for 10 years. After he met Esther Earl, a Nerdfighter with cancer, he was able to tell the story he wanted to tell. The Fault in Our Stars is a beautifully honest story that had me both laughing out loud and crying (though not hysterically) throughout the entire story. Being from Indianapolis, where the story is set, there was an added sense of nostalgia in my reading – seeing these places I took for granted growing up, through the eyes of Hazel Grace, after having not lived full time in Indianapolis for more than 10 years.

Hazel says that nostalgia is a side effect of dying.

Below the cut, there are postcards from some of the places in the novel and John’s Question Tuesday from the January 10, the day the novel was released.

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In the postcards you see The Ruins in Holliday Park, Funky Bones at the Indianapolis Museum of Arts 100 Acres (I’ve seen it, but not all of it.), Greetings from Indianapolis, Greetings from Amsterdam and a ticket to see the band The Hectic Glow at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University (I’ve played concerts there. The stage is massive. I also saw RENT there. From the orchestra seats. Amazing.)

The video: Question Tuesday: The Fault in Our Stars edition, in which John answers real questions from real Nerdfighters. (For those of you who don’t know, Nerdfighters are fans of John and Hank Green, and if you want to find out more about nerdfighters, check out http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers)

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