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Since the release of his first novel, Looking For Alaska, John Green has become immensely popular with teenagers. His books have turned into major films. He was even dubbed “The Teen Whisperer” by The New Yorker. But are his novels truly worth all the hype?

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I stare at the blank page in front of me, playing with my pencil, deep in thought. 

I can write about anything in the world, right? I can explore any topic and create my own story. So then why doesn't my sheet have any ink on it?

Breathe. Just breathe and everything will be okay. Because as long as you're breathing, you're going to be just fine. That's what you always told me, Mummy, wasn't it? You thought it was the cure to everything and I believed it too. From the time I was ten, you told me this. To breathe. In and out.