John Green is doing an interview tour of the blogging world. But since I didn’t get the “Friends of John Green” email, I can only assume I am not on the tour. Sigh.
Now some would say that by not reading the book, I have left myself out of the interview running. But I beg to differ. Here are some sample questions I would pose for Mr. Green.
MotherReader: I haven’t read the book An Abundance of Katherines, but having seen the cover, I can guess what it’s about. Trust me, I’m really good at this. A boy, Darren, is a time traveler currently living in the early seventies. Frustrated that he isn’t seeing enough of his girlfriend Katherine, he travels to the year 2045 and brings back a cloning machine. He proceeds to clone his girlfriend so he can see more of her, but it quickly spins out of control with hysterical consequences. Is that pretty close?See, I would have totally nailed it.
MotherReader: How much s*e*x is in the book? Because many of my readers don’t like sex. I mean, in their books. They might like sex perfectly well in their private lives. And they might like it in their romance novels. Or online porn. What I’m really asking is, does the content make this book more appropriate for high school or middle school?
MotherReader: One last question. Mo Willems. Great illustrator/writer or the greatest illustrator/writer?