Monday, January 9, 2012

JGW: Why John Green is Awesome (8)

Monday, January 9, 2012
One more day! One more! Only 24 more hours till TFIOS comes out and John Green Week comes to an end! It's been such fun writing all these posts, and I really hope you liked all of them. There's still one to come tomorrow, but that will mostly focus on The Fault in our Stars, and today I wanted to discuss its author.

There's a reason over fifty book bloggers have dedicated a whole week to John Green: He is an incredible person. He understands teens, never belittles them, is not afraid to be himself, and continues to inspire his fans, nerdfighters or otherwise. He recognizes that it is not just okay, but cool in its own right to be a nerd. He says things like, "The venn diagram of guys who don't like smart girls and guys you don't want to date is a circle," and "Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan.'" And that's just the stuff he says in his videos. His books are even more powerful.

Thank you, Mr. Green, for being an all around awesome person!

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