And yet we still get articles like this:
And it annoys the hell out of me.
Because John Green has said and done some great, wonderful things. He’s also done and said some super shitty things. He’s written some decent books, and done some good charity work.
But he did not save Young Adult Literature. He did not usher in a grand new era of Young Adult Literature. If anything, he is riding on the coattails of women more successful than him in the literary world.
To be fair, John Green has opened up the YA world to Realistic Fiction YA. All of the big franchises are fantasy aimed, while JG writes strictly Realistic Fiction. He, along with Rainbow Rowl, are ushering in a new age of YA.
Judy Blume would like a word with you.
No, but really. Judy Blume. Seriously.