Wonderful Writers is a weekly segment that comes out every Wednesday! Every week I’ll spotlight and discuss one of my favorite authors, books by them, and talk about their writing styles and such. I hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to participate as well by writing your own post and as always you are welcome to use the meme/pic if you’d like (just remember to credit me).
John Green is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube vlogger, and a creator of online educational videos. Looking for Alaska, was Green’s first novel and was in 2005. While also writing novels, he has participated in/created various Youtube projects such as Brotherhood 2.0 and Project for Awesome. His novel The Fault in Our Stars was listed on the NY Times Bestseller List and a film adaption will be released in Summer 2014.
What I’ve Read (So Far):
- An Abundance of Katherines
- Looking For Alaska
Why He’s a Wonderful Writer:
I think the reason I appreciate Green’s novels and writing is that he is just so “real”. When he writes a book he knows exactly his readers want; the characters, plot line, setting, and more. He stories are very realistic and I find when I’ve read his novels I feel this strong human connection. I read and think…”I’ve felt like that before” or “I can understand what ____ character is going through”. His stories can be emotional (and sometimes sad), but they are also entertaining like his novel, Paper Towns, where the main character, Quentin, goes a quest to find these clues that meant just for him. I’d recommend his novels to anybody!