Last Saturday was best-selling YA author and vlogbrother John Green’s birthday. It got me to thinking that yes I’ve done a Marry, Date or Dump on boys from his novels and yes I’ve done one where you could choose between Green and other YA authors, but I haven’t made a post for the girls from his books. I chose the ladies from his most famous books (Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars) but if you want to swap in Jane from Will Grayson, Will Grayson or Lindsey from An Abundance of Katherines then go for it! Lots of people criticize Green’s books for buying into the manic pixie dream girl trope. I would argue that he takes that theme and adds layers to it … but that is probably a topic for another post. I really love his female characters for being intelligent, independent, and most importantly for never forgetting to be awesome.
8 thoughts on “Marry, Date or Dump: Girls from John Green Novels”
Dump Alaska- date Hazel ( great but not long term marriage material) and marry Jane from Will Grayson Will Grayson-she is so awesome she could never forget to be even more awesome
Yeah, I didn’t include Jane b/c I thought that was a less read book … but I think if I had my choice she would make the best wifey. I guess.
I didn’t read Will Grayson Will Grayson. I’ll add that to my list. But I would advise the guys to date Hazel (I love The Fault in Our Stars) and dump Margo. (And yes, I read Paper Towns.)
I agree Hazel is the most stable. I would definitely add Will Grayson, Will Grayson to your list – I think it might be my favorite!
Hazel is soo the most stable, so I’d definitely marry her. Alaska and Margo would probably both end up annoying me, so I think I’d dump them both and date Jane from WG, WG instead.
Really good choice. I definitely have a soft spot for Jane from Will Grayson.