We uncover the awesomeness of nerdfighter & author John Green for this Discovery Monday
I guess it’s not a surprise that John Green is one of my favorite people. See that quote at the top of the page? Yep. John Green.
He is the New York Times bestseller of Looking For Alaska, Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns, and has one of the most viewed YouTube channels in all of online video history. His most recent novel is Will Grayson, Will Grayson which he co-wrote with David Levithan.
John Green is an author that actually connects with his audience in more ways than one. He has taken advantage of the digital age we live in, by going out and communicating with his audience not just through his novels, but through social media. I think that if more new authors did things they way he does, than maybe we can get more people to read more often.
As an author, his novels are filled with a unique humor and sentiment that you have to read to understand. I really can’t tell you how he writes, because we all experience something different as we read through a characters eyes. But, I can say that as I first starting reading Abundance Of Katherines, I immediately pulled out a highlighter to keep track of his amazing quips and expressions. I never do that. I hate writing in books, it distracts me (We can talk about my weirdness, later).
His characters are realistic with realistic conversations in high school hallways and messy teenage boys rooms. He creates a depth to the characters that most writers fail to understand or do these days. John Green is definitely one of my favorite authors of all time. I find my self laughing out loud, then crying during and after I read his novels.
If you take only one author recommendation this year, make it John Green. This ad has been approved by Kim The FanGirl.
As far as being a vlogger, John Green with his brother Hank, have taken it to another level. If you can imagine the male forms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls shout out!), you have the VlogBrothers. Their videos have made nerds unite in a community that call themselves nerdfighters (I’m one. Are you?). Dedicated to reduce overall “world suck” and fight for intellectualism, nerdfighters have planted thousands of trees (For Hank’s birthday) and raised large amounts of money for several charities.
John and Hank Green are the ultimate intellectual fast-talkers of YouTube.
To further entice you to read the novels of John Green, I will be reviewing Looking For Alaska on Wednesday. And as always, if you have an author or book recommendations, send them my way.
See you on Wednesday! – Kim
Have you read any of John Green‘s novels? Have you seen any of the vlogbrothers YouTube videos? Tell me in the comments!