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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
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2006) : Looking for Alaska
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2007) : An Abundance of Katherines

John Green recommends
Pink (2009)
Lili Wilkinson
"Fun, razor-sharp, and moving."
We Were Liars (2014)
E Lockhart
"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Imaginary Friend (2019)
Stephen Chbosky
"A haunting and thrilling novel pulsing with the radical empathy that makes Chbosky's work so special."

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