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    John Green's Response To The Banning Of His Book Is Perfect

    We laughed, then cried about The Fault in Our Stars all over again.

    John Green answered a fan's question on his Tumblr yesterday about the banning of The Fault in Our Stars.

    Ton Koene
    Q: Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?
    I guess I am both happy and sad.I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won't be reading my book, which is great for them.But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.
    Warner Bros.

    Well played, John Green.

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