I have watched the vlog brothers for a long time, and I have been part, even if a somewhat unactive part, of nerdfighteria for a while. I have never read a John Green book yet though, and I don't think I can really qualify as a nerdfighter if I have yet to read a single one! So I am wondering... which is the best?
I enjoy John Green's writing and Looking for Alaska is a fantastic coming of age story, you've got some really wonderful characters and some really poignant moments.However Chip, or "The Colonel" was by far the best character to me, every one else just couldn't compare, and I didn't like Alaska, she fit so well into the manic pixie dream girl trope that it just bugged the hell out of me, I didn't find her appealing at all.
That's interesting, my sister said much the same thing about Alaska. I personally really enjoyed her character, and found her just as endearing as I believe Pudge did - however, perhaps I haven't read/seen enough of these trope-ial characters to have the same opinion.
I really liked the Colonel too, though.
I really enjoyed paper towns, but I have not read all of John's books yet.
Don't worry! As long as you are fighting against worldsuck, you qualify as a nerdfighter