The Full Works: John Green

John Green is a New York Times bestselling author and a YouTuber. This American has reduced millions of teenagers to tears with his books but also educated them using his YouTube channel.

The Books

John Green has written a total of five books and written short stories and novellas. His most famous novel is The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS). TFIOS follows the story of Hazel and Augustus, two teenagers battling cancer but also trying to live their life to the full. In 2014 it was turned into a movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.


Paper Towns is another one of his novels that has made it to the big screen. Another teenager coming-of-age story that followers Quentin as he searches for his missing neighbour and girl next door Margo. The movie stars Nat Wolf, who also starred in TFIOS, and model Cara Delavinge.


Looking for Alaska is another one of his more popular books and was planned to become a movie but was put on hold. The book is based in a boarding school that resembles the school John once went to. Our main character Miles is in search of a ‘great perhaps’ and spends his days trying to find out where Alaska went. This was the first novel John Green wrote that was published.

An Abundance of Katherines and Will Grayson Will Grayson are the other two main books John has written. An Abundance of Katherines follows two best friends who go on a road trip to get away from life and prove that Colin Singleton can date girls who aren’t called Katherine.

Will Grayson Will Grayson is a very different novel that was written by John Green and young adult author David Levithan. It is told in two perspectives when two boys with the same name meet and slowly become a part of each other’s lives.


John Green isn’t just an author though. Along with his brother Hank, he created VlogBrothers. In 2007, they began the project Brotherhood 2.0, in which they would only communicating through vlogging for a whole year. Since then they have created a community called Nerdfighters and have over 2.5 million subscribers.

John and Hank also created the annual conference known as VidCon in 2010 which sees fans and subscribers come together for a conference all about video content.

Check out some of our reviews on John Green’s books, including The Fault in Our Stars and Will Grayson Will Grayson.

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