What age did you read your first John green book and what was it?



  • AnimatedDavidAnimatedDavid Posts: 9
    NeilNP said:
    32.  Just read TFIOS.

    I feel old going through this thread, but thought that my age demographic needed representation.
    I'm 28 now. I love meeting older Nerdfighters! All the love for our younger counterparts. But tbh, the one time I was at a John Green event/ book signing at the Cincinnati Library, I ended up talking to the parents of nerdfighters as much as actual nerdfighters.
  • BookAddictBookAddict Posts: 1
    I was thirteen and I got The Fault In Our Stars for my birthday. I read it the next day and have read all of John's books, including Will Grayson Will Grayson and Let it Snow - LOVE THEM ALL
  • baudtackbaudtack Posts: 20
    26, LFA
  • devilskinndevilskinn Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaPosts: 15
    January this year, TFIOS. I knew I would love it, of course, but had to be in the right moment for it. I sometimes rationalize my happiness.
  • devilskinndevilskinn Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaPosts: 15
    Ah, forgot: I am 27 years old ;;)
  • ParadoxSocksParadoxSocks Posts: 2
    14, and it was Looking For Alaska (Nearly 4 years ago now)
  • ChocolatePandasChocolatePandas United StatesPosts: 3
    I was sixteen and I read Looking For Alaska. Since then I've read The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns. Somebody suggested Will Grayson, Will Grayson next.
  • beschwipst_hasebeschwipst_hase OhioPosts: 106 ✭✭
    When I was 12 or 13 I read The Fault in Our Stars, then for my 14th birthday last month my mom bought me the rest of his books.
  • mynameisellenmynameisellen Posts: 20
    13, and it was Will Grayson, Will Grayson :)
  • MaggarooMaggaroo Georgia, USAPosts: 2
    It was Will Greyson Will Greyson and I was 12
  • BluegrassBluegrass DenverPosts: 9
    Paper Towns.  I think I was 13?

    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank

  • anordinaryfangirlanordinaryfangirl CaliforniaPosts: 3
    Either I'd just turned 13 or was 12. I read tfios. I read the rest of John's books within the next few weeks except for Let It Snow, which I read a couple months later. I found out about nerdfighteria about two months after I read TFIOS.
  • Vayda10Vayda10 New ZealandPosts: 5
    I read Looking For Alaska about three years ago, when I was 13.
  • I am 13 and I read The Fault In Our Stars when I was 13. If that makes sense. :)
    "I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will."
  • HollyhollyHollyholly Posts: 59
    Paper Towns in 2008. I read it in a rush and never thought twice about it. Later i read it again and learned how beautiful it truly is.
    The sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed. - TFiOS
  • AlexanderGreatAlexanderGreat Posts: 14
    I am 15, and was 14 when I heard about John Green, Crash Course, vlogbrothers, etc. 

    First, Looking for Alaska, then Paper Towns, and then TFIOS. Working on Katherines, and plan on reading WGWG. 

  • StarElements5StarElements5 USAPosts: 11
    The Fault in Our Stars and I was 13.

    "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" (Harry Potter)

    "May the Force be with you" (Star Wars)

    "In that moment, I swear, we were infinite" (Perks of Being a Wallflower)

    "On your left" (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

    "You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.” (Heroes of Olympus)

    "It's good to dream" (BBC Robin Hood)

    "Be the Leaf!" (Legend of Korra)

    "I'm on a rollercoaster that only goes up"(The Fault in our Stars)

  • ANerdCalledGillianANerdCalledGillian SC, USAPosts: 2
    11 and An Abundance Of Katherines.
  • NotAshamed4HimNotAshamed4Him Owl CityPosts: 540 ✭✭
    12, TFiOS
    "If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless."

    --John Green, Looking For Alaska--

  • Maria_YMaria_Y Posts: 4
    TFiOS and I was and am 31 years old.
  • dancer66062dancer66062 Posts: 5
    I was 10 and it was TFiOS and I read itin less than a day.
  • bananasinpajamasbananasinpajamas auckland, new zealandPosts: 3
    i was 12 and it was it was looking for Alaska :)
  • Megan123Megan123 Posts: 1
    My first was Looking For Alaska at 14, and I just got hooked.  In 3 months I've read Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson and of course The Fault In Our Stars!
  • DeeqaDeeqa Posts: 3
    I was 13 and the first book of John's I read was Looking For Alaska. (This was after having been a nerdfighter for about a year)
    I loved it and (obviously) went on to read the rest of his books. However, I still haven't gotten around to reading Let It Snow and I've only read half of Will Grayson, Will Grayson before having to return it to the library.
  • BeckerlynnBeckerlynn Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 129
    I feel so old. I am 34 and I read The Fault in our Stars earlier this year (I think in March), and then again in the week before the movie opened. 
    I've also read Looking for Alaska. I didn't like it as much as TFioS. 
  • IluuuvbooksIluuuvbooks Illinois, USPosts: 5
    i was twelve and it was TFIOS!   My favorite so far :D
  • The Fault in Our Stars when I was 14
  • DftbaMegDftbaMeg Posts: 3
    13 and looking for alaska
  • lessthanbutterflieslessthanbutterflies Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    I was about 13 when I read Looking for Alaska (:
    Let me learn from where I have been
  • CrystalCrystal Missouri Posts: 5
    It was this year at age 12 and the book was TFIOS

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