If you have read The Fault In Our Stars then you probably know how it feels when you entirely depend on tissues while reading a book, clearing tears, snot and all. Back when TFIOS came out, the nerd world went crazy in love. Everyone was reading it; the novel ninjas and the I-am-too-cool-too-read squad as well.
This eventually brought about a wave of the Notebook scenario to repeat; the book was such a huge hit that people moved from hate to love it to love to hate it.
The movie didn’t do the book justice despite being better than most book based movies. This brought about, even more, hate and love. But if you are a true lover of literature and a member of team John Green, then you surely still have something in your heart for TFIOS.
For those who loved the cry, here are a few books that you might enjoy being a ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ fan:
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The first book of the author, All The Bright Places was a huge hit when it came out in 2015. The plot revolves around two teens; one who is a slave of bipolar disorder and another who can’t seem to shrug off her sister’s death.
When both their worlds collide, they find solace and peace. Until eventually things start to change. This novel will be made into a movie soon starring Elle Fanning. Here’s to hoping the movie is as brilliant as the book.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
This book didn’t get as much fame as it definitely deserved but you must add it to your to-read shelf. The story involves teens who are sent to this place called Latham House where they are treated. Lane and Sadie, both the main characters narrate the story. If you love books that are about friendship, fun, pain and of course on point humor, this one is for you. Brace yourself for the feels.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If you haven’t read the book, then you have probably seen the movie already. If you’ve done neither than even better, you can first read this duology and then watch the movie. The main character of the book is Mia, who is living a perfect life until she and her family get into a bad car accident.
The story is narrated by Mia in soul form, experiencing everything that is happening around in the hospital and even to her own body. The second part, Where She Went is as good as the first one.
Looking For Alaska by John Green
No one does John Green style better than the writer himself. In this book, he breaks fans’ hearts again. It’s about Miles aka Pudge who is sent to a boarding school where he starts his search for “the great perhaps.” There he meets Alaska and a handful of other friends and his uneventful life takes a drastic turn.
Those who are up for intense and profound reads, they should pick up this book. And of course, since it’s a John Green book, a box of tissues would be helpful.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
In Made You Up Francesca Zappia enables readers to understand how difficult life is for those who suffer from schizophrenia. The lead character, Alex, fights monsters of her own, often unaware of which of these are real and which are imaginary. She wants to stay sane, enjoy life and make it to college.
Her life seems good enough, but the question stands; how much of it is even real? Funny and moving, you should read this one even if you didn’t enjoy TFIOS.