Saturday, March 21, 2015

John Green

John Green is an american writer born in Indianapolis 24th Agoust in 1977. He launched VlogBrother with his brother. He also has a YouTube channel where he posts videos very often. He is internationnaly known for his last book 'The Fault in Our Stars' which debuted as number one in the New York Times in 2012. The movie adaptation in 2014 revolutioned teenagers.
Resultado de imagen de john greenHe graduated in English philology and in religious studies at Indian Springs School. He started working for Booklist magazine. His specialty was reviewing fiction literature and books about Islam and siamese twins.
In 2014 John was included in the 100 most influencial people list in Time magazine.

·     The Fault In Our Stars

The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The litle is inspired by Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, /But in ourselves, the we are underlings."

·     Paper Towns 

Paper Towns is the third young adult novel by John. It was published on october, 2008. It is based on the story of Quentin Jacobsen who is in love with the same girl, Margo Roth Spiegelman (who's also his neighbor), since he was five years old. They've always been best friends untill high school where she had her own squad. They hardly spoke to each other till one night she came into Quentin's house in the middle of the night to ask him a favor. He inmidiatly said yes. The surprise was that the day after, Margo disapeared. Quentin begins her looking-for with the help of his best firends.
The movie adaptation is coming out on 14th October 2015!!

·     Looking For Alaska

It's his first young adult novel, published in March 2005. In July 2012, more than 7 years after it was published, Looking for Alaska broke into the New York Times best seller list at number ten. It is taught in many high school and college curricula and has been published in more than fifteen languages. The story is about Miles Halter who is fascinated by famous last words–and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

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