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John Green


USA flag (b.1977)

John Green is the Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. When he was little, he wanted to be an earthworm scientist. (There is a word for such a person: oligochaetologist.) But he killed off his entire earthworm farm due to his general inability to care for pets. Later, he made a list of things he was good at. The list included "telling lies" and "sitting." So he became a writer.
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, General Fiction
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2006) : Looking for Alaska
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2007) : An Abundance of Katherines


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Pink (2009)
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"Fun, razor-sharp, and moving."
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We Were Liars (2014)
E Lockhart
"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable."
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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future (2014)
A S King
"A. S. King is one of the best Y. A. writers working today."
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Local Girl Swept Away (2016)
Ellen Wittlinger
"Ellen Wittlinger's Hard Love was one of the books that inspired me to write young adult novels."
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Spontaneous (2016)
Aaron Starmer
"Aaron Starmer skilfully welds sharp humor, deep loss, and roaring escapades. Truly the smartest and funniest book about spontaneous combustion you will ever read."
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The Hate U Give (2017)
Angie Thomas
"Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time."
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The Astonishing Color of After (2018)
Emily X R Pan
"This brilliantly crafted novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. A very special book."

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