I figured it was time once again to do an in depth article on the writer that has grabbed the world’s attention and love; John Green.
John Green was not always known for his crafty and tear-jerking novels. Instead, his rise to fame started in 2007 with the creation of the YouTube channel VlogBrothers which is run with his brother Hank Green. Along with multiple YouTube channels and Vlogs, he is also credited to the making of many educational videos. He also has launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon.
As for his writings, in 2006 Green won the Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska. His most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, which as recently been adapted into a major motion film (released in movie theaters today!!), was debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List in January 2012. In 2014, Green was included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Writings (In order of being released):
- Looking for Alaska
- An Abundance of Katherines
- Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances
- Paper Towns
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson
- The Fault in Our Stars (now a major motion film!)
- The Racket (working title and Green is currently writing this as of Dec 2013)
Here is a little more information on Green’s novel Paper Towns. There are rumors going around that this may be the next major motion picture so everyone that hasn’t already read it (including me) should hurry and try it out.
“After completing its adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault In Our Stars, Fox 2000 has made a deal for the 2008 Green novel Paper Towns, and it is working on bringing bring back together not only the producers and the screenwriters for another go but also one of the stars. Paper Towns will be built around actor-singer Nat Wolff, who co-stars in The Fault In Our Starsand stars in the upcoming Palo Alto. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are going to adapt, and Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing.” -deadline.com
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
“The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I’d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me. These whitewashed cinder-block walls. My white walls. Margo’s white walls. We’d been captive in them for so long, stuck in their belly like Jonah.”-Page 227