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Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.



On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.

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"Young Adult Publishing and the John Green Effect" (via delicatedad)

When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.

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Sarah Dessen was amazing

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Also you should read the updated story…


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  • Me:Olive just tried to eat a rock.
  • Mark:good job Olive. *goes to pick up the rock"
  • Mark:oh that looks like a rock I tried to eat once
  • Me:what?!
  • Mark:yeah, I thought it was a chocolate chip.


Does anyone happen to know why when you book multiple tickets on an airplane you aren’t automatically sat together? Is it only because they wanna make more money charging for you to pick seats together?


barelyxsleeping:

jackfrostciicle:

brbsoup:

I have seen the future.

im on my way

Woah

barelyxsleeping:

jackfrostciicle:

brbsoup:

I have seen the future.

im on my way

Woah


lolesandra:

I will reblog this every time

Please watch this. It’s 6 seconds long and fucking hilarious.


I DONT CAAAARRRREEE ABOUT YOUR STUPID FUCKING GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!

I DONT CAAAARRRREEE ABOUT YOUR STUPID FUCKING GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!


Is it amnesia
Amanaemonesia
Mistaken for magic

Is it amnesia
Amanaemonesia
Mistaken for magic


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My sun and stars. ⭐️🌞❤️🌞⭐️

My sun and stars. ⭐️🌞❤️🌞⭐️