Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions. This is her life, told through a collection of her journals, fiction, letters, and sketches. Though she died tragically at age 16 her legacy lives on, not only through the nonprofit organization her parents formed in her memory, but also through her impact on Vlogbrothers, her personal internet following, and Nerdfighters everywhere.
Kids today do not have it easy. Racism, climate change, school shootings, threats from global superpowers and neo-Nazism are just a few of the clouds hanging over their heads. On top of all of that, they still have to go to school, deal with friends, social pressure, classwork and the dreaded required reading.
Click hereor on the image below to enter:. Aside from writing books, John has recommended many books written by other authors. I watched book suggestion videos.
YA novels have many alluring qualities, from poetic writing to deeply moving plots. Some have dismissed adult consumers of YA fiction as lazy, unrefined readers who would be better served searching for more layered, literary reads. But YA novels have plenty of alluring qualities.
John Green pens innovative young-adult fiction that simply begs for movie adaptations. The tale about a kid in the Deep South struggling to fit in at a new boarding school will play out over eight episodes on Hulu. For the Looking for Alaska mini-series, Green pairs with another auteur of the adolescent experience, Josh Schwartz, whose writing and producing credits include The O.
When Parr falls for a girl from a fundamentalist family who fears homosexuality like the Black Plague, he must deal with a moral and internal battle within himself. Following Charlie, a quiet and observant wallflower, the story weaves through all the fringes of adolescence: love, loss, sex, drugs, friend drama, family drama lots of thatand The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Or something like that.
The Y. What books are on your nightstand? I read this column every week and whenever people answer this question, I assume that they are lying.
Is author John Green the king of young adult literature? An everyman who says things far more witty, clever, and insightful than the average dude, natch. He works to make his characters sound to teenagers the way teenagers sound to themselves. Some are just a little neurotic, a little anxious, a little too smart for their own good.
Sign up for our newsletters! With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. Buy now from your favorite retailer:.