librarianreadseverything:

I liked this one better than The Fault In Our Stars, as I felt like the plot was less contrived. Almost everyone I know has lost someone when they were a teenager, most of the time in a car accident. So we can all identify with that sudden vanishing. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve really lost someone close to us. It’s not your grandmother who was old from the day you were born. It was someone just like you, and for the first time, you feel that invincibility has been pierced. You are no longer a child, whose mom or dad will come and wipe away your tears and tell you a story about heaven. You’re the adult now. You have to navigate this death yourself, and make up your own story about the After. John Green does it well here. There’s no overwrought romance. No lifelong friendships. There’s just the sudden death of a friend, and the rest of us standing around wondering what the fuck just happened.

Nailed it.

librarianreadseverything:

I liked this one better than The Fault In Our Stars, as I felt like the plot was less contrived. Almost everyone I know has lost someone when they were a teenager, most of the time in a car accident. So we can all identify with that sudden vanishing. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve really lost someone close to us. It’s not your grandmother who was old from the day you were born. It was someone just like you, and for the first time, you feel that invincibility has been pierced. You are no longer a child, whose mom or dad will come and wipe away your tears and tell you a story about heaven. You’re the adult now. You have to navigate this death yourself, and make up your own story about the After. 

John Green does it well here. There’s no overwrought romance. No lifelong friendships. There’s just the sudden death of a friend, and the rest of us standing around wondering what the fuck just happened.

Nailed it.

Reblogged from librarianreadseverything

wnyc:

5-Foot-Tall Kacy Catanzaro Is The First Woman To Finish The ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Course.

Actually, totally, amazing and worth watching the whole way through.

-Jody, BL Show-

(h/t Digg)

An unbelievable show of strength. This is truly jaw-dropping.