Who doesn't love John Green? I have been watching his Vlogbrothers videos for about 3 years now and I have read most of his books. I even have one of his posters hanging on my wall next to me as I write this. He has multiple best selling YA novels including "The Fault in Our Stars" of which a film adaptation starring Shailene Woodley will be released in June. Woodley is actualy who wrote the piece for Time talking about Green. It reads:
Sure, John Green may write best-selling young-adult novels, manage a YouTube channel (vlogbrothers) and organize an annual conference for video bloggers (VidCon), but he’s more than just an author, an artist and an innovator. I would go so far as to call him a prophet. No, not a prophet in a biblical sense. Don’t freak out. More a prophet in a universal, all-things-connected sort of context. Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree. I think John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. But he doesn’t just listen to young adults. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons. He sees people with curiosity, compassion, grace and excitement. And he’s encouraging a huge community of followers to do the same. What a gift to be alive at the same time as this admirable leader.
John Green is a amazing busy guy. In addition to the projects mentioned above, he hosts the web series Crash Course and Mental Floss. Another one of his novels, "Paper Towns" which I also loved, is being adapted into a film. Plus he is working on his next novel. John Green is an amazing person and he absolutely deserves his spot on this list. I don't have much else to say other than Don't Forget To Be Awesome.