Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Do You Know Where Your Teens Are? (They're Swarming John Green)

Your teens are following kindly, funny, sensitive and young-ish father-of-two YA author John Green like he was The Beatles, Madonna, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Justin Bieber all in one. Currently occupying four of the top seven slots on the Times Young Adult Best Sellers list (and the cover of the latest EW), the John Green situation is totally and completely out of control as he goes about doing pre-promotion for the Fault in our Stars film. One reason it's wacky is because the John Greeniverse has no vampires, no witches, no ghosts, no werewolves, no school for teen magicians—it's all just straight up feels. What's even wackier, is the soon-to-be-blockbusting Fault In Our Stars doesn't even open for another month and the insanity is already at full volume.

There's something new and true in this whole YA author as rock star thing.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Dear Lord. All those minivans in the parking lot with their motors running.

Can't help but feel like this is going to have a deeply creepy ending.

grendan (#269,504)

at least they're reading? I guess? :(

Debussy Fields (#9,962)

You should see the crowd his brother Hank draws. No really, he details each face, colors inside the lines. Everything.

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

He's a better writer than J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer (the spelling of whose first name irritates me beyond reason), so there's that.

hockeymom (#143)

I am about to read the damn book so I can bond with my 13yr old. Every single book she buys is about dead/dying/probably-going-to-die/teens. WHY CAN'T THESE AUTHORS JUST WRITE ABOUT GIRLS GETTING THEIR PERIODS LIKE THEY DID WHEN I WAS A KID?

I like his cartoon videos about Mongols.

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