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I Tried Reading John Green, And Here’s How It Went Down

John Green may be a great author, but he’s got a foul mouth.

Hello, world! Happy Monday to all you lovelies. ❤️

Anyone who has read my blog from the very beginning knows I’m an absolute bookworm. I will read anything and everything I can get my hands on.

Being the satirical, sarcastic little nugget I am, many people have recommended John Green’s books.

His books are funny, mysterious, and sometimes tear jerking. Wanna know something else about his books? They sound like a freaking sailor wrote them.

You kiss your mother with that mouth, John Green?!

Granted, I only got ten pages into Turtles All The Way Down, but that’s honestly all I could handle. In those first ten pages, the ‘F’ word was uttered three times. THREE TIMES.


I know I sound like the sheltered homeschooler I probably am, but my parents do their absolute best to shield me from drugs, sex, alcohol, and bad language. They’ve obviously done extremely well considering how shocked I was when I read the first few pages of this book.

I’m sorry if I’m bashing you, Mr. Green, but I… wait… yes I am!

I’m bashing you in a nice way, though. If there is such a thing.

These days I feel like YA fiction is really going downhill. Unless you’re reading a Star Wars novel, then that’s okay.

(Smol Side Note: Star Wars novels are an absolute gift from God. Don’t agree? FIGHT ME INTERNET)

Other than that, YA fiction sucks!

Maybe I should become an author…


In conclusion, my first impression with John Green was a strange one.

I understand that his books are not for everybody, I just don’t think they should be considered YA fiction.

This concludes my little rant for today! See you all on Friday. 😀

What are some of your favorite YA fiction authors? Have you read any of John Green’s books?

17 thoughts on “I Tried Reading John Green, And Here’s How It Went Down”

  1. I tried to read Turtles All the Way Down and I didn’t like it but I finished it. I’ve heard The Fault in Our Stars is amazing. I’ve never read it but I’m pretty sure it has the same swearing.
    -Rose ❤

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  2. I’ve heard of John Green but never read him. I know a lot of bad words (including ‘F’) but I still wouldn’t read a book like that. But I listen to Hamilton though. I don’t know. I’m weird.

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  3. Star Wars novels can have some language, but not usually that bad. I haven’t loved a lot of some of the newer ones, but some are great!


  4. John Greene is just too freaking depressing. I don’t generally care about profanity in books, I just tend to ignore it. Bekah, you MUST read the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn!! It’s what was actually SUPPOSED to happen in the new Star Wars movies before Disney beat the guts out of the franchise. XD

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    1. Hello there!
      My favorite Star Wars novels are Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel by Jason Fry.

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you decide to check them out. 🙂

      Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day!

      -Bekah ❤️


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