… is that it must come to an end, and sadly, so must Youth Read. To celebrate John Green’s birthday on August 24th, we’re devoting our final week of Youth Read challenges to him. Some infinities are smaller than others, but let’s enjoy the numbered days of summer while they last!
You have until the end of August 31st to finish this week's bonus challenge, and to complete challenges from this or any previous week for the grand prize draw.
Challenge 1: Famous Last Words
In Looking for Alaska, Miles is obsessed with the last words of famous people; his favourite is Rabelais’ “I go to seek a Great Perhaps”. If you could choose your last words, what would they be?
Challenge 2: My Thoughts are Stars
“My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.” – Augustus Waters, The Fault in Our Stars
Your challenge: make a constellation, real or imaginary. You can use mini marshmallows and toothpicks, or glow stars, or any other method you come up with. Just make sure you tell us which constellation it is (if real) or the story behind it (if imaginary).
Challenge 3: It’s a Circle
Bonus Prize Challenge! Complete this challenge for a chance to win a box set of John Green’s books with a signed copy of TFIOS!
One of our (many) favourite scenes in TFIOS is Gus waking up to the Venn diagram Hazel drew him in Amsterdam, and it’s not the first time John has used one to illustrate an important concept. For this challenge, create a Venn diagram (or any other kind of chart) to explain something that’s important to you.
Challenge 4: DFTBA!
As every nerdfighter knows, that means Don’t Forget To Be Awesome. Your challenge is simple: be awesome, and do something this week to decrease worldsuck. Then tell us what you did.
Challenge 5: Happy Dance!
Do you know the truly great thing about a good happy dance? It's that it makes everyone who sees it a little bit happier too. John & Hank both have pretty amazing happy dances, and for this challenge, we want to see yours!
Challenge 6: Read
I’m going to assume you have already read every John Green book (or can find them on your own), so instead let me recommend some books I think he’d like you to read (if five isn’t enough, check out this list of books he actually recommended last summer):
When you're ready, submit your challenges using the link at the side or click here.