John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube video blogger (vlogger), historian and creator of online educational videos. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. The 2014 film adaptation opened at #1 at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Aside from being a novelist, Green is also well known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the VlogBrotherschannel with his brother, Hank Green. Since then, John and Hank have launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon and created a total of 11 online series including Crash Course, an educational channel teaching literature, history, and science.
The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Despite the medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, but when Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be rewritten.
Paper Towns – John Green
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Looking for Alaska – John Green
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
Always being dumped by girls named Katherine, Colin Singleton, a washed-up child prodigy with a Judge-Judy obsessed best friend, embarks on a quest to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will impact all of his future relationships and change his life. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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Please Ignore Vera Dietz – A.S. King
Years after the boy she always loved ruined her life in a cruel betrayal, Vera, who is hiding a discovery she made about her mother, wonders what to do when the boy dies under suspicious circumstances that could be explained by the secrets she has kept for him. By the author of The Dust of 100 Dogs.
Just One Day – Gayle Forman
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Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
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Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and mores. A first novel. Reader’s Guide included.
Before I Die – Jenny Downham
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