by Kate Wilkinson and Emily Drabble
We’ve had John Green in our lives for 10 years, although it’s hard to imagine the teen books scene (or indeed the wider world) without him. Yes, his debut novel Looking For Alaska was published 10 years ago this month and to mark the anniversary we’re sharing just 10 amazing quotes from his books.
John Green once said that “Maybe our favourite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.” So, what do our favourite John Green quotes say about us? And what do yours say about you?
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.The Fault in Our Stars
I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.
Looking For Alaska
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? An Abundance of Katherines
Debates are very CCSS friendly — they make argumentative writing (W.CCR.1) a lot easier, they require collaboration (SL.CCR.1), evaluation (SL.CCR.3), clarity (SL.CCR.4), and it’s super awesome when they incorporate complex texts that you’ve had students closely read (R.CCR.10, R.CCR.1) or research that students have done on their own (R.CCR.7). – Dave Stuart