Can't Get Enough "Paper Towns"? These Books Will Cure Your Withdrawal
There's nothing quite like reading a John Green novel and, unfortunately, life can seem a bit duller once you've read them all. If you're suffering from John Green withdrawal, or are dying for something to read after you see Paper Towns this weekend, we've got just the cure you need. Pick your favorite John Green novel and hit the book store!
Looking for Alaska:
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Like Looking for Alaska, this one is full of mystery. Shortly after schoolmate Hannah takes her own life, Clay finds a box of audiotapes Hannah recorded to explain why she did it. Thirteen Reasons is as thrilling and gut-wrenching as any John Green book.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Looking for Alaska is all about a guy named Miles looking for the "Great Perhaps" at a new school. In this book, Charlie goes on a similar journey as he starts high school quiet, socially awkward and ready to make new friends. And if you've got no time to read the book, the movie starring Emma Watson is just as stunning.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
We need to say it, girls: Sometimes we confuse boys. When Craig ends up in a mental hospital, he's surrounded by a strange group of people he can't quite figure out. Like Quentin trying to discover what Margo is really about, Craig has his work cut out for him.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Finding yourself is pretty tough, but it can be a little easier if you have someone pushing you along for the ride. In this story, two loners who thought they had nothing in common soon figure out that friendship, and maybe a little something more, is all they need to figure out what it is they're looking for in life.
The Fault in Our Stars:
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
Fern has always felt invisible in her family, and when a tragedy strikes unexpectedly, things take a turn for the worse. This tear-jerking page-turner will leave you feeling like you were just hit over the head with a frying pan (sound familiar?). Like most John Green books, make sure you have a box of tissues ready for this one.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Like Hazel and Augustus, Theodore and Violet find one another with death looming in their minds. When neither of them can stop thinking about death, they join together to figure out why that is. This is a beautiful novel TFIOS fans will devour.
An Abundance of Katherines:
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Any good road trip book will leave you desperate to go on a road trip… Or just read your next road trip book. Amy isn't quite over the car accident that killed her father, so she isn't thrilled when her mother asks her to drive the family car across the country… until Roger comes along. That's when things get interesting.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Cameron has just been told he's going to die. Hope is lost until Dulcie, an angel (or hallucination), tells him there's a cure, but he's going to have to go a LONG way to find it. This dark but funny book has a sense of humor similar to An Abundance of Katherines and a road trip for the history books.
What books do you like to tackle when you're dying for some John Green? Let us know in the comments and make sure you go see Paper Towns this Friday! Also be sure to take our quiz to find out which John Green heroine you are!