What are the best books recommended by John Green?

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    #1The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    Ramiro Barajas
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Great Gatsby is an absolute classic of american literature, a tale of love and betrayal and tragedy, as well as the obscene wealth and decadence associated with the roaring 20s. Well worth a read by anyone, as this is one of the best classic books ever written."
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    #2Bossypants

    Bossypants
    Bossypants is an autobiography by American actress and comedian, Tina Fey. Written in a comedic style, Bossypants includes stories of Fey's childhood aspirations, her career, and her advent into motherhood.
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    Gabriel Meza
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Funny and a bit vulgar, if you wanted to read an autobiography of Tina Fey then well this is it. It reads like a quick succession of sketch comedies, some funnier than others."
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    #3Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Ai Yao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Fahrenheit 451 is a solid book and widely regarded as a recommended read by most people. It is likely that it is on a recommended reading list by John Green as well. "
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    #4If I Stay

    If I Stay
    If I Stay is a young adult fiction book by Gayle Forman that tells the story of Mia, who was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Critically injured, Mia must decide whether to stay and live or follow her family.
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    #5The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories of the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories were originally published as serialized single stories in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. 

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    Ashley Hansen
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is one of the classics, it has the collection of Sherlock Holmes stories included in it. I have enjoyed reading the various stories in the series, although they are somewhat similar, they are well written and do a great job of keeping you interested. I also enjoyed that this series came with an audio book, this was a nice addition since I don't always want to listen to music while in the car. "
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    #6Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins tells the story of Anna, a high school student in Atlanta who is about to embark on her senior year. She has a great best friend, a cool job, and a budding romance when suddenly her father sends her to boarding school in Paris, where she meets Étienne. He is almost perfect but taken... What will happen? Will she find love in Paris and have a true French kiss, or will she go back to her Atlanta sweetheart? 

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    Rose Coleman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This nice book is good for 12 and above. This book is very enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
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    #7The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Louis Diaz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "it seems like a wonderful book to read."
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    #8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    #9Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    After serving at the salt mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien has found a way of recovering her freedom: she will have to act has the champion of Prince Dorian in the competition to find a new royal assassin. 

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    Matthew Martinez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "What I love about these books is the strong female characters. It provides a decent break from the generalization that all super heroes and main characters have to be male and in charge. The author does an amazing job crafting each character perfectly and does an excellent job putting you in the eyes of the characters and really developing them as real individuals. Fantastic read by Maas. "
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    #10The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Juan Greene
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Well if you haven't heard of The Book Thief you must be living in a cave. This is a great book recommended by a great author (you know the guy who wrote The Fault in our Stars) so you can't go wrong on this."
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    #11The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Shirley Jordan
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Really enjoyed reading these books. They go into a lot more detail about Panem and ordinary life in District 12 than the movie was able to go into. It's not just for teens, it makes a great adult read as well."
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    #12Mansfield Park

    Mansfield Park
    Mansfield Park Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound.

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    Patricia Gardner
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Who can go wrong with Jane Austen? She has such a way with words and drama and writing in general. "
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    #13Everybody Sees the Ants

    Everybody Sees the Ants

    Everybody Sees the Ants is a standalone realistic fiction novel written by A.S. King which centers on the life of Lucky Linderman who feels his life is so unfortunate but he has a secret. 

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    Roy Welch
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I did a bit of googling to see who John Green was and found a list of books that he recommended. This book was on that list and it fits the criteria perfectly. The prices are decent and the reviews are solid. This is another 5/5"
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    #14Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West is a nonfiction book by Blaine Harden which documents the shocking true story of a North Korean political prisoner and his escape to freedom. 

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    Arthur Baker
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Very relevent today. Powerfull book. Never realized the severity and the amount of prisoners being help captive. It is at times shocking and i admit to tears reading this story. Very few people have escaped their prison camps and this story is incredible. Americans should read to see the evil that goes on in this country as well as others. God Bless America!"

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Best What are the best books recommended by John Green
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Great GatsbyBooks 35 Paid
2BossypantsBooks 30 Paid
3Fahrenheit 451Books 29 Paid
4If I StayBooks 26 Paid
5The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesBooks 25 Paid
6Anna and the French KissBooks 23 Paid
7The Catcher in the RyeBooks 21 Paid
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 19 Paid
9Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) Books 18 Paid
10The Book ThiefBooks 16 Paid
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