There is not a single person in this generation who has not heard of the most common internet platforms. On the internet, people are able to create content and share it with billions of people with just a click of a button, giving even the quietest of people a voice. The creative platform of Youtube is no different, and many people feel as though it’s users, also known as “Youtubers” have made a big deal in their lives. Although there have been many users who have used this resource for negative attention, there have been many people making an active difference in the world.
Currently, I am reading Paper Towns by John Green this novel provokes many deep thoughts that I would like to discuss. Margo a character in this novel runs away and Quentin, the main character, tries to find her. As Quentin is searching for Margo he finds clues and learns facts about her that know one, not even her best friends knew. Quentin explores the fact that each person he discusses Margo with has a different view of her. Is it possible that one person can be thought of in so many different ways?
Paper Towns, by John Green is a mind provoking novel. After reading only a few chapters many questions have crossed my mind. Quentin and Margo, two childhood friends were best buds, during the flashback, at the beginning of the novel. Later on in high school they rarely talk to each other and never come in contact with one another. I was just exploring the concept of how two people can be inseparable and then a few years later never speak a word to one another.
Colin, the protagonist in An Abundance of Katherines, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others.
One, he is brilliant. Two, he is selfish. Three, he is particular.
These traits influence his relationships with others. “He had dated nineteen girls. All of them had been named Katherine. And all of them—every single solitary one—had dumped him” Colin being selfish comes into play here when Colin only cares about himself. The only thing he thinks about is being dumped, he doesn’t even remember any other part of the relationship after it ends.
Kids are often have pressure from school that wants to make them take risks in school and in life. In "Looking For Alaska" a young boy changes school to a more prestige school and he meets new friends that lead him to these decisions. Especially one girl, Alaska, Miles falls in love with her and he did many things for her, he was there to comfort when she needed him. She believed that they lived in a labyrinth, she always seemed so happy, but underneath all those smiles and laughs there was a girl who lost and didn't know how to live in a world that she doesn't know how to handle.
Hazel Grace appears average at first glance. That is if you don't mind the oxygen tank she totes behind her and the plastic nubs in each of her nostrils. Hazel has lung cancer, depression, and almost no friends since she is too sick to attend school.
Her life is limited, and she knows it too. She attends a support group at church that her worried parents force her to go to. She hates it, but one day she meets a boy there.
Looking for Alaska by John Green, kids are heavily influenced by drugs, alcohol, and sex despite going to a prestigious boarding school. I think this is what makes the book so relatable. The kids in these books deal will the same issues as any other kid despite being smarter or richer or poorer. For example the theme of love appears a lot throughout this novel. The protagonist, Miles aka Pudge falls for a girl named Alaska. As the narrator of the story, he openly expresses his feelings for her in a very honest and straightforward way that may be hard for a lot of people to do.
Hazel Lancaster has always hated support group. It's just a boring couple hours filled with cancer patients talking about their problems. Her mom makes her go though, since the cancer is making Hazel depressed.
One day, all of that hating changes. Hazel's glad to go to support group. She meets Augustus Waters, a metaphor-loving, cancer-free boy. They start hanging out and eventually, fall in love. Everything's going smoothly until Augustus finds out he has cancer again.