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John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves. Column by Karis Rogerson It might be cliché for me to credit John Green with inspiring me to write young adult fiction. Especially since I didn't discover him until after The Fault in Our Stars was published, so I can’t even claim some hipster-like early-fan factor. So I’ll accept that it’s a little cliché to fall for a genre because of one outsize author, but I would argue that I bust stereotypes in why I want to be like John Green.
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