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Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.



On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.

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"Young Adult Publishing and the John Green Effect" (via delicatedad)

When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.

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linguisticsyall:

lucithor:

WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”

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WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD

I’m so gruntled to have found this

beinggigantic:

beinggigantic:

beinggigantic:

did u guys see the deer with the ribbon

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this one did u see it

did u see this

nateficked:

jehansprouvaires:

barfing:

i want alcohol and a boyfriend

well yeah so does grantaire we can’t all get what we want can we

#sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes the object of your affections is in love with France

callmepan:

billibones:

hvashi:

Baby Opossum

excuse me while i curl into the fetal position and squeal from cuteness

Wantwantwant!! Right the fuck now.

indefenseofart:

Here’s Katie Bradley’s cozies for tortoises to kick off your weekend!!

rift-walk:

"I didn’t understand what you meant. I still don’t. But I’ll figure it out soon…"
(x)

rift-walk:

"I didn’t understand what you meant. I still don’t. But I’ll figure it out soon…"

(x)

note-a-bear:

"I told you both of us could fit.""I fucking hate you right now."

note-a-bear:

"I told you both of us could fit."
"I fucking hate you right now."

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asked by:

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i am breathless

i am breathless

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labelleotero:

Lace up boots at Miu Miu S/S 2014

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Sweet Jesus!!!

"1: all fungi are edible.
2: some fungi are only edible once"

-Terry Pratchett (via bableman)