John Green

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Looking for Alaska review – is this Dawson's Creek throwback too wholesome for Gen Z?
This adaptation of John Green’s young-adult hit is funny and endearing, but its pre-smartphone setting and manic pixie plot feel strangely out of sync with today’s teen hits

Rebecca Nicholson

19, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Authors voice alarm after sharp drop in sales of YA fiction
Figures last year were the lowest for 11 years, with an overcrowded market and focus on ‘worthy’ books among the factors blamed

Alison Flood

27, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Hank Green: 'I used all my power to make YouTube powerful, good and strong'
The brother of author John Green reveals the pressure he felt writing his first novel and reflects on what has become of the video platform that made their names

Sian Cain

15, Oct, 2018 @1:54 PM

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Mary Shelley wasn’t a one-hit wonder | Letters
Letters: Barbara Jane O’Sullivan on the Frankenstein author’s other literary output, and John Green on confusion caused by having authors of the same name

Letters

14, Jan, 2018 @5:46 PM

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green review – dark and complex
Teenager Aza embarks on a mystery and a love story but both are soon derailed by her own anxieties…

Fiona Noble

14, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

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John Green: ‘Having OCD is an ongoing part of my life’
The bestselling YA author talks about the success of The Fault in Our Stars, answering his critics and writing his mental illness into fiction in his new novel, Turtles All the Way Down

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green review – a new modern classic
Five years after The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has written another YA novel that will resonate with teenagers and comfort anxious young minds everywhere

Matt Haig

10, Oct, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Girl on the Train carries Paula Hawkins into list of world's richest authors
Word-of-mouth sensation has made the novelist $10m in the last year, outselling George RR Martin, but still earning a fraction of James Patterson’s $95m

Alison Flood

03, Aug, 2016 @2:39 PM

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Top 10 quotes about tolerance in children's books
A reader recently suffered abuse online for reading an inclusive picture book to his nieces about two princes falling in love, but children’s fiction promotes tolerance and generosity towards all sorts of people. Here are some of the most moving quotations from children’s fiction about being kind to each other

Tal Fox

13, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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What are the best books to help children feel connected to Europe?
From Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline to Katherine Rundell’s Rooftoppers, children’s literature is full of delicious insights into European cities – great for travellers and political pondering too

Julia Eccleshare

06, Jun, 2016 @2:13 PM

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - review
AnushkaO: ‘I realised that cancer not just touches victims, but it also touches all those who love’

AnushkaO

04, May, 2016 @2:00 PM

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US battle over banning Looking for Alaska continues in Kentucky
Free-speech groups have added their voices to support the teaching of John Green’s YA novel, in the face of one parent’s complaint about its ‘filth’

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2016 @2:52 PM

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