Even as the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars roars into theaters for what’s sure to be a lucrative couple of months, the teen cancer romance novel has come in for some harsh treatment—and not just at the hands of condescending, YA-bashing literary critics.

In fact, Green and his book can be blamed for just about anything, according to Twitter.

But for all the damage and chaos Green has sown, his tearjerker does occasionally have a positive effect on people’s lives—even if he’s using their sense of guilt as leverage.

If we’re not careful, this dude is going to turn us all into weepy, undateable moral paragons.

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