BOOK RIOT

"The Fault in Our Stars…is completely fan-fiction for Dawson’s Creek.

You cannot talk me out of this theory, YOU CAN NOT. I am one-hundred percent convinced that The Fault in Our Stars is just Dawson’s Creek if both Pacey and Joey had cancer. The star-crossed romance! The girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful and the guy who thinks he’s way more of a bad-ass than he actually is! The dialogue that sounds like how teens really talk, just kidding, that sounds like how a room full of Ivy League-educated television writers talk!”

Is Popular YA Really SECRET FAN FICTION?

Oskar Schell, from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, becomes the understudy/apprentice of Owen Meany, of A Prayer for Owen Meany. But they soon realize they disagree vehemently on the nature of predestination vis-á-vis human kind’s ability to change its fate. The book is a Thomas Mann-esque “novel of ideas” with no discernible plot and no conclusion. It’s immediately hailed as the first of a new genre — philo-fan-sophical fiction.