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Midnight Book Release Party For John Green’s Latest

OAKHURST — Branches Books & Gifts is hosting a party and you’re invited, but you’re going to need to stay up late on a school night and it’s totally worth it.

On Monday, Oct. 9 beginning at 9 p.m. Branches will be open for a rare nighttime celebration leading up to the Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12:01 am release of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

“To pass the time while we impatiently wait, Branches Books will have some fun activities going on,” says owner Anne Driscoll.

“Henna by Petra will be on site to create awesome henna tattoos, there will be a John Green Trivia Throw Down, a Blue Steel Pose Contest, music, snacks, pizza, prize drawings and much, much more!”

Anne says the shop will also have the movies made from John Green’s books, The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns, playing for your viewing pleasure. Books will be available for purchase at 12:01 am on Tuesday morning.

John Green
Author of The Fault in Our Stars

“We love John Green and a new book by him is definitely something to celebrate. The Young Adult (YA) genre is exploding and enjoyed by people of all ages,” Anne notes. “This book focuses on depression and anxiety, something the author and many people suffer from daily. I know it will be a powerful book.”

Branches is taking pre-orders for the book and it’s not too early to reserve a copy by calling (559) 641-2019. It’s available in hardcover for $19.99.

John Green has finally announced his new book. Better yet: You’ll have it in your hands in just a few short days.

Turtles All the Way Down begins with a fugitive billionaire and a cash reward. It is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green tells Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

According to the best-selling author, Aza’s story, especially her struggle with mental illness, is incredibly personal to him. 

“I’ve been working on Turtles All the Way Down for years, and I’m so excited to share it with readers this October,” Green says.. “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal.”

Here’s information on John Green — you may just want to study up since there’s a Trivia Contest!

John Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was the 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than 55 languages and over 24 million copies are in print. John is also an active Twitter user with more than 5 million followers.

In June 2014, the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars was released, directed by Josh Boone, produced by Fox 2000 and Temple Hill, and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff. The screenplay was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who went on to adapt Paper Towns for film. Fox 2000 and Temple Hill releasedPaper Towns in the summer of 2015, starring Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage, and Jaz Sinclair. In the second half of 2015, John signed a first look production deal with Fox 2000.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank ceased textual communication and began to talk primarily through videoblogs posted to YouTube. The videos spawned a community of people called nerdfighters who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck. (Decreasing suck takes many forms: Nerdfighters have raised millions of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world; they also planted thousands of trees around the world in May of 2010 to celebrate Hank’s 30th birthday.) Although they have long since resumed textual communication, John and Hank continue to upload two videos a week to their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. Their videos have been viewed more than 600 million times.

John and Hank launched educational YouTube channel Crash Course in late 2011 with funding from YouTube’s original channel initiative. John, Hank, and a range of other hosts teach humanities and science courses to viewers, with multiple new series launching each year. World History, Literature, Economics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Government are just some of the courses available to date. Crash Course has over 4.6 million subscribers and 420 million views.

John’s book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and Booklist, a wonderful book review journal where he worked as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska. John grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending Indian Springs School and then Kenyon College. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife, children, and Fireball Wilson Roberts, the family’s west highland terrier.


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