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?
Paper Towns, but I didn't never really got into the Margo aspect of the book. It was the "end of high school" angle that really appealed to me.
Although well written, I thought Looking for Alaska was a little preachy and cliche. Colin proved to be one of the more obnoxious main characters I've ever encountered, which kind of ruined An Abundance of Katherines for me.
I like them all in different ways. Looking For Alaska made me cry, which must mean it's a good book because not many books can do that. I also really like the overall message the book sends and the metaphors and symbols. In Paper Towns, I I also liked the overall message and metaphors. An Abundance of Katherines was funny and deep at the same time and an extremely fun read. I read it in two days.
So, I think I'm going to go with An Abundance of Katherines. I love books that make me laugh and it was also adorable. I also thought it was a very real book. But Looking For Alaska is definitely a close second. It really made me think about life in general.
I haven't read any of the other John Green books, but i loved looking for alaska. It was so inspirational.
For me, Looking for Alaska was the best. I liked An Abundance of Katherines but the story wasn't as good as Looking for Alaska and even though the plot in Paper Towns was really good it was a little heavy going at times and just overall not quite as much as a page turner as Looking for Alaska. Looking for Alaska had the best characters, the best storyline, the best meaning, the funniest lines and overall had the most effect on me. :)
I'm going to have to say, so far, Paper Towns.
Looking for Alaska is so close to being tied though.
Read them all.
My personal favorite is Looking for Alaska, but I'd argue you could start with anyone. There really isn't a BAD John Green book, we just all have our own preferences. I'm always drawn to Looking for Alaska because I love Pudge and Alaska as characters.
this is a really tough one, because I absolutely loved all of them. I'd have to say Paper Towns is probably my personal favorite though, with Looking for Alaska being a close second.
My favourite is An Abundance of Katherines. I felt like I could relate to Colin a lot, plus it introduced me to John Green, Nerdfighteria, da da da da da.
I've only read 'Looking for Alaska', but I have 'Paper Towns' sat on my desk in front of me to read when I finish the current book/series I'm reading (re-reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, long story) but I personally loved that one. It's the one that introduced me both to John Green and the nerdfighters and I know loads of people that love it so I'd recommend that :)