|John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers|
"...I like to think that I am the type of person who wouldn't hook up with Becca Arrington. She may be hot, but she is also 1. aggressively vapid, and 2. an absolute, unadulterated, raging bitch. Those of us who frequent the band room have long suspected that Becca maintains her lovely figure by eating nothing but the souls of kittens and the dreams of impoverished children. 'Becca does sort of suck,' I said, trying to draw Margo back into conversation." (p. 38)
The whole book is like this. Green's books are incredibly entertaining to read, and whether you immediately realize it or not, they inspire deep thought and self-reflection in their readers. I have found that I would not like to hang around a lot of the characters in Green's books, (especially the moody but interesting Alaska Young,) and yet I still found myself eagerly still turning pages with no desire to put the books down. Even though the characters are flawed (sometimes annoyingly so,) it doesn't bother most readers. This is likely because everyone sort of is in some way, and so the characters are believable and thus the books become more authentic and realistic young adult literature. So far, I highly recommend any of them, especially Looking for Alaska. Also, if you decide to take them from a local library or even some bookstores, you may find a little surprise inside: a Nerdfighter Note.
Since we're talking about books, Hank and John have also popularized the fact that every single book title sounds a lot funnier when you add "in your pants" to the end of it. Here are some examples:
- An Abundance of Katherines (in Your Pants) (John Green)
- The Stranger (in Your Pants) (Albert Camus)
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (in Your Pants) (Mark Twain)
- The Jungle (in Your Pants) (Upton Sinclair)
- Brave New World (in Your Pants) (Aldous Huxley)
|Hank Green and his guitar.|
The vlogbrothers have also touched the lives of many and participated in wonderful charities such as the Project for Awesome.
Before I leave you, I just want to say that I am very excited to have ordered a PIZZA shirt to support the vlogbrothers. I've always wanted one, and it's just a funny shirt. For information on the origin of what I'm talking about, you can check out the video below: