NPR polled more than 75,000 readers to cull a list of the 100 best-ever teen novels. Just glancing through the list, most of the usual suspects — Harry Potter series, Hunger Games trilogy, The Hobbit, et al. — are all represented. One thing that did catch my notice was the inclusion of author John Green several times. I’d never heard of him before, but he had five books in the top 50, including his 2012 book The Fault in Our Stars at number four.
Well, actually, I have heard of him, but not as an author. He’s a well-known video blogger, but him being a young adult novelist rockstar is something knew to me. I had one of those, “oh he’s THAT guy?” reactions after looking him up.