Y.A. Encounter: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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  • Beatriz P.

    Very interesting discussion as always!

    December 16, 2013

  • Shon

    Great discussion as usual. Loved all the anecdotes about how this book has generated conversation with younger readers!

    December 16, 2013

  • Wendy

    Thanks as always for the interesting discussion. I always realize how much I missed in the book from all of you and learn so many different perspectives! Happy Holidays to you all!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Patty

    Awesome discussion!

    December 15, 2013

  • James H.

    OH DOPEY ME! The Emily Dickinson poem from whence the title of the novel - An Imperial Affliction - springs IS - There's A Certain Slant of Light" (oh-my-god- another of my favs and one of her sweetly-ambiguous gems! Introduced to this poem as a freshman @ the UofA - it has haunted me ever since.... and now... I disremember it? What does this mean?

    THERE’S a certain slant of light,
    On winter afternoons,
    That oppresses, like the weight
    Of cathedral tunes. Heavenly hurt it gives us;
    We can find no scar,
    But internal difference
    Where the meanings are. None may teach it anything,
    ’T is the seal, despair,—
    An imperial affliction
    Sent us of the air. When it comes, the landscape listens,
    Shadows hold their breath;
    When it goes, ’t is like the distance
    On the look of death.

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Patty

    Couldn't put it down!

    December 9, 2013

  • James H.

    I bought five copies of Fault in our Stars for my student library and they have a waiting list of kids who want to read it. Looking forward to finding out what my kids find so compelling about this novel!

    3 · November 21, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Here's the 2-minute video I mentioned at our Herzog discussion. He's talking about infinities, and at the end, references Fault in Our Stars by saying, 'So, Hazel Grace, some infinities truly are bigger than other infinities.'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-QoutHCu4o

    2 · November 21, 2013

  • Kerry C.

    Is this time right, Stephany? Sunday at 7:00 pm? Just checking.

    November 21, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Yay! I watch his Crash Course on YouTube - informative and entertaining. I've never read anything of his, though. At the Tempe library, his books are all checked out with a queue of holds on them - even the older ones. I'm on the wait list!

    July 21, 2013

    • Margie

      My daughter's teacher shows them in her history class. I loved hearing that!

      1 · August 25, 2013

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