Day 13 – Your favorite writer
JOHN MICHAEL GREEN
Now, this has been a very tough decision to make. I had a hard time choosing between JK Rowling and John Green. As most of you know, I am very much in love with the Harry Potter series, to such extent that I consider it a vital part of my life.
But then I made my decision and I think that John Green deserves this one. Of course, these two authors have very different writing styles and genre. But I have yet to prove JK Rowling’s writing since she only has the Harry Potter series to show. And hey, I am not saying it’s not good, I adore those books! It’s just that I haven’t had a taste of her other works to prove that I certainly love all of her writings.
So back to John Green. This man is my idol. I have all his books and have finished reading every single one of them. What I love most about him is that he has the talent to make the most ordinary and geekiest, quirkiest character lovable. May it be Miles, Will Grayson, Augustus Waters or Collin, he never fails to make them more interesting. He makes readers realize that it is okay to be yourself, that being unique and true is very much acceptable. He doesn’t have to create perfect gorgeous and dashing characters just so the readers can swoon. No. John Green’s characters are loved because of their honest ways in life. They do not have to hide behind pretentious identities to be appreciated by the readers. They are not wanna-be snobs who think that the most important thing in the world is to be hot and popular. His books are good for teenagers as they show the real hardships encountered by the teenage population, without the exaggeration. His stories would seem simple in the beginning but with a mind blowing spin, and sometimes tragic, at the ending.
Aside from that, John Green and his brother, Hank, is very well know in the internet world for their video blogs. They have fans called Nerdfighters (I am one of them) that aims to decrease the level of world suck by sharing important information about the world. This made me love this author even more since they strive to open the eyes of people that it is not a bad thing to a nerd, to be smart. They show people that being a nerd can be fun and exciting. They reveal the nastiness of the “popular” world. They advocate intelligence and knowledge against the ever present shallowness and superficialness of the society. They show people that using our brains is much more worth it than constantly striving to look pretty and cool.