Last week we opened up the floor to our Teen community to share their favorite quotes and takeaway thoughts from The Fault in Our Stars. The chat was fantastic and we definitely have a clear idea of what parts of the book made the deepest impression on young readers.
I'ma grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay? #60minsofTFIOS— hollie ann golden (@hollieisonfire) April 18, 2013
#60minsofTFiOS "And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us."— Khrome Chronicle (@khromechronicle) April 18, 2013
#60minsofTFIOS Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of tryingto save others from my own impending fragmentation— Alison Green Myers (@alisongmyers) April 18, 2013
This week, we're taking the talk back home where we'll have a roundtable of editors discussing the biggest issues you asked us during all of our chats and commenting sessions.
Join us by leaving your thoughts on the following topics on our discussion page:
- Do adults and teens read this book differently?
- What does each group get out of it?
- Does this say anything about the direction YA is moving in?
- Was this your first brush with John Green and would you read him again?
See you at 4pm ET!
"Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than the stories and people we're quoting..." via <a href="http://-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com /">-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com </a>
"I go to seek a great perhaps." (Okay, these words actually originated from French writer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Rabelais">François Rabelais</a>, but Green famously uses them in "Looking For Alaska") via <a href="azulanothing.tumblr.com">azulanothing.tumblr.com</a>
"It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn't the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things." via <a href="http://ceu214.tumblr.com/">ceu214.tumblr.com</a>
"Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters." via <a href="http://-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com /">-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com </a>
"You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot imagine yet." via <a href="http://ed-ingle.tumblr.com ">ed-ingle.tumblr.com </a>
"The town was paper but the memories were not." via <a href="ere1414.tumblr.com">ere1414.tumblr.com</a>
"What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person." via <a href="http://mugglegirl.tumblr.com/">mugglegirl.tumblr.com</a>
"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt." via <a href="myquoteworld.tumblr.com">myquoteworld.tumblr.com</a>
"When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you're living a less performed life." via <a href="nostalgic-hermit.tumblr.com">nostalgic-hermit.tumblr.com</a>
"'Oh, I'm grand.' Augustus Waters smiled with a corner of his mouth. 'I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend.'" via <a href="professional-dork.tumblr.com">professional-dork.tumblr.com</a>
"You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone." via <a href="quoteoceans.tumblr.com">quoteoceans.tumblr.com</a>
"I don't know any perfect people, only really really flawed people who are still worth loving." via <a href="http://-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com /">-theperfectmistake.tumblr.com </a>
"Thomas Edison's last words were, 'It's very beautiful over there.' I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful." via <a href="starrbooks.tumblr.com">starrbooks.tumblr.com</a>
"Some infinites are bigger than other infinites." via <a href="starsbecameconstellations.tumblr.com">starsbecameconstellations.tumblr.com</a>
"I fell in love with the way you fell asleep, slowly and then all at once." via <a href="thatflyingbluebox.tumblr.com">thatflyingbluebox.tumblr.com</a>
"And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you're doing yourself a disservice. Don't do that. The truth is that it hurts because it's real. It hurts because it mattered. And that's an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn't mean that it won't end, it won't get better. Because it will." via <a href="the-perks-0f-being-infinite.tumblr.com">the-perks-0f-being-infinite.tumblr.com</a>
"My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations." via <a href="treach-er0us.tumblr.com">treach-er0us.tumblr.com</a>
"Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are." via <a href="writtenbyanother.tumblr.com">writtenbyanother.tumblr.com</a>
"Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book." via <a href="http://creepystalker98.tumblr.com/">creepystalker98.tumblr.com</a>
"True love will triumph in the end, which may or may not be true, but if it's a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have." via <a href="dr3am-wild-m00n-child.tumblr.com">dr3am-wild-m00n-child.tumblr.com</a>