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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
Non 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."
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011)
(Miss Peregrine's Children, book 1)
Ransom Riggs
"A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story."
We Were Liars (2014)
(We Were Liars, book 1)
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)
(Carter Family , book 1)
Angie Thomas
"Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time."
The Williamson Turn (2017)
P F Kluge
"P F Kluge is one of the great chronicles of human experience. Like Richard Russo and Philip Roth, his stories map the human heart without sentimentality or pretension."
Truly Devious (2018)
(Truly Devious, book 1)
Maureen Johnson
"An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes but also the mysteries of anxiety, the creative process, contemporary fame, and so much else."
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."
Ways to Make Sunshine (2020)
(Ryan Hart, book 1)
Renée Watson
"An important and deeply moving novel."
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (2022)
Gabrielle Zevin
"Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is one of the best books I've ever read."

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