Étienne St. Clair is the reason I struggle to find a guy I like.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Laurie Halse Anderson, Judy Blume, Sarah Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter. That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.
This is really interesting to me. John Green is one of my favorite authors, but it is a shame that women YA writers are not getting the notoriety they deserve. However, I think a lot of people are forgetting that he is also an extremely successful Youtuber, and many of his followers come from that. In fact, most of his followers probably find him through Youtube or Crash Course and not necessarily through his writing alone. I personally found him on Youtube and then discovered his writing. So I don’t think it’s particularly fair to use his Twitter followers as an indicator of his popularity as a YA author when his presence on Youtube is definitely a contributing factor to his follower count.
There is a post going around tumblr with tens of thousands of notes saying that I “announced” that a certain character in my book The Fault in Our Stars dies one year after the end of the book.
1. I have never said, written, or thought any such thing. (Photoshop is magic!)
2. If I had said,…
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there is literally nothing better than when you accidentally come across a book that totally blows you away and it makes you feel that warm and full feeling that only books can give you
i know it sounds stupid but its really good i swear
we all have that character that makes us want to climb on top of a roof in a public location and whip out a megaphone and clear our throats dramatically and announce “hello citizens today is a good day and I am here to tell you about a FANTASTIC fictional dork”.