Hi! My friend (snapes-doe) and I (thisinfinitelumos) decided to start this project to let others submit letters/questions/comments to this blog so that we can compile them all into one GIGANTIC letter and give them to John and Hank when we see them at the Tour de Nerdfighting!
I know they said not to give them any like material gifts and all (they prefer you to donate instead to This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation) but we thought a personal thank-you from Nerdfighteria for a great 5 years of Nerdfighting was a lot more personal and expressive of our gratitude for all that they’ve done for us.
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Thank you so much!
Submitted by: Megah
You’re hardcore parkour, and we appreciate all you’ve done!
Submitted by: Molly
Dear John Green,
I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars earlier today and in the words of Tyler Oakley, I have lost my ability to even. I know many people have said wonderful things about your book and it deserves every word of praise. I just wanted to share my gratefulness with you, reader to author. I am not a cancer survivor, currently fighting cancer, or had someone incredibly close to me die from cancer. I have also never been in a relationship as strong as the one Hazel and Augustus have, or any romantic relationship at all for that matter. But all those things considered I felt such a great connection to this story, more than I ever expected when I started.
I suspect that my immediate connection with these characters may become weaker as I continue through college and I get older, but even for the present time, it is obvious to see how a first-year college student from the suburbs of Chicago majoring in theatre going to a small liberal arts school who works at a Girl Scout camp in Wisconsin over the summer can have such a bond with a fictional sixteen-year-old cancer survivor with crappy lungs from Indianapolis who is so in love with a one-legged boy*. Like right now, for example. Hazel and I both have a strong admiration for a great author and we want to show our appreciation for his great writing for the many ways we have been moved.
Your book did not change my life is a dramatic way. It did not save me from a suicide attempt. It did not regain the hope I had lost from a previous traumatic experience. It did not inspire me to become a doctor and find a cure for cancer. Your book did not do any of those things for me simply because none of things are true about me. What The Fault in Our Stars did provide for me, sir, was a reminder that all of us are more similar to each other than we may ever realize on this earth; the more complexly we imagine each other, the more we find ourselves in solidarity. And I believe that is the greatest achievement any book can strive for.
In short, you have once again reached that arbitrary goal through this book and I appreciate that. A lot.
Thank you, John Green. I will be anxiously waiting to read your next story and don’t forget to be awesome.
*Just as a random note, I think that is probably the longest sentence I have ever written. And I think it’s a pretty darn good sentence. I guess that’s what happens when read excellent literature.
Submitted by: Emily
The fact that you made this ridiculous promise and kept it is really inspirational. Thank you for every single one of your 150,000 signatures. DFTBA.
Submitted by: locknessiemonster
There will never be enough thanks in the world for what John Green is doing for nerdfighteria. 150,000 books is an amazing feat that I could never imagine undertaking so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU a hundred and fifty thousand times over Mr. Green. You deserve all the rewards of your labor and there is no way we could deserve you!
Submitted by: invinciblefornow
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