Saturday, May 23, 2015

John Green by Eric Braun-ADVISABLE

Braun, Eric, John Green: Star Author, Vlogbrother, and Nerdfighter. Pgs. 48. Lerner Publishing Company, 2015. $26.60. INFORMATION

On June 2, 2014, John Green’s book Fault in Our Stars premiered as a blockbuster movie. As a result, his 7th book sold more than 7 million copies and landed him a coveted spot on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. How did he become an author? What are some of his favorite pastimes? How did his film come to be? This book answers the questions to these and more.

This well-laid out book mixes photos with easy-to-read text and primary sources. The text is informative, unique, and interesting. With a timeline, further sources of information, bibliography, and index, this book will work well with common core standards. Readers who are interested in John Green or in non-fiction books will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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