John Green on how he asked out his wife for the first time (via bstinsons)
I, personally, LOVE IT when schools ban books. Nothing, and I repeat, nothing will make those kids want to read that book more than if you tell them they can’t because there is too much explicit content that is too mature for them. They will get their hands on copies even if you take them out of the schools. The best thing this school could to is keep it on the curriculum so that the, hopefully wonderful, English teacher can explain things to them. So that he/she can share John Green’s reasoning with them. He is not a pornographer. He is a realist who knows EXACTLY was those kids are thinking about and he seems to know EXACTLY what to say to them. Yea, that failed blow job attempt in LfA, that’s not very encouraging to young boys. If anything, it might scare them away from sex for a few more months or years. So go ahead Karns High School, ban it and see how the kids will run to get their hands on a copy.
“You can read this book in class if you have a permission slip from your parent” they say. So to the public library I went.
John Green (via xenium)