For quite some time before I became a Nerdfighter, I had been seeing posts about Nerdfighteria and how awesome it was on the Tumblog of Ravenclawdia (If you don't follow her, do that now, because she is FANTASTIC). I had been wondering what it was, but I never actually found out. That is, until a new girl named Carley moved into my neighborhood, and we became friends. She introduced me to Hank and John Green, and the Nerdfighteria community, and I immediatly fell in love with everthing about these awesome people.
One day about a month after I started watching Vlogbrothers, I was browsing the teen section of the library, when I literally came face to face with Looking For Alaska. It took me a moment to realize what I was looking at, and then, as soon as I saw "John Green," I grabbed it and Paper Towns. I've never actually read An Abundance of Katherines...I really need to get on that. But anyway, I digress. From the first line of Alaska I was hooked. I loved the way John wrote, I loved Pudge, the Colonel, Takoma, and Alaska, but most of all I loved the ideas that the book conveyed. I loved the idea of the labrynth of suffering, and of the way out, and most of all the drizzle/hurricane metaphor. It quickly became my favorite book, and I finished it in about three days I believe.
After that was through with, I picked up Paper Towns, and was, again, immediately hooked. Again, I loved the characters, the ideas, and John's style of writing. And, like with Alaska, I was sad when it ended.
And now, tomorrow, a whole new adventure begins. The Fault in Our Stars. I'm so ready to be caught up in another John Green book, so ready to laugh and cry and actually think about life. Because that's what his books do. They make you think. And that's pretty darn awesome.
So here's to John Green. Here's to Pudge, the Colonel, Takoma, Quenten, Ben, Radar, Alaska, and Margo. And here's to the new characters I'm about to fall in love with.