Blog Posts Tagged ‘John Green’

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

what will grayson, will grayson means for the gays

April 20th, 2010

So, last week I learned that If I Stay hit the New York Times Children’s paperback bestseller list at #4 its first week out. This was delightful—and I might add, surprising—news. But when my editor sent me an early PDF of the list, there was something else that caught my eye that made me even […]

thank god, the rain has stopped and it’s teen read week

October 19th, 2009

Rain gone. Teen Read Week here. Both of these things make me want to throw a party! It has been a dreary and cold couple of days here in the Northeast (after a dreary and cold non-summer; don’t get me started. I want to sue the weather gods!). But the sun is out and the […]