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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome, John Green!


We are thrilled to welcome John Green to readergirlz. His fantastic novel Paper Towns is our June pick! Check out our interview with John, book party ideas themed around his book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack John has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about Paper Towns:

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life -- dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge -- he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Quentin arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Quentin soon learns that there are clues -- and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Quentin sees of the girl he thought he knew.

And the buzz...

2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel

New York Times Bestseller

"Green's prose is astounding -- from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths. He nails it -- exactly how a thing feels, looks, affects -- page after page." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Deliciously intelligent dialogue and plenty of mind-twisting insights." - VOYA

"[Green is] clever and wonderfully witty... he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material." - Booklist, starred review

We are so excited to have the awesome John Green with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, June 16th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy June, readergirlz!


14 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I'm so HAPPY! John's here! Woot!

Liz Gallagher said...

Welcome, John!

John Green said...

Glad to be here. I'll be here in the comments all month long; thanks again for having me! -John

Lauren said...

Exciting! I love John Green's books (and I love the party ideas)!

lanna-lovely said...

Awesome, John is one of my favourite authors (making the top ten along with Melina Marchetta, J K Rowling, Orwell and Hemingway and other brilliant authors).

My book blog is actually hosting a contest giving away 5 copies of Paper Towns right now (UK only, sadly). :]

Mrs. DeRaps said...

One of my favorite authors on one of my favorite sites. Life is good. Welcome, John!

Melissa Walker said...

YES. Super fun begins.

Little Willow said...

Howdy, John! So glad that you are hanging out with us. :)

Shelf Elf said...

I think we have just entered Awesometown ladies.

It is so cool that John is hanging out here all month long.

Welcome John!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Lanna-lovely, how cool for John to be in your top ten with Hemingway!

-Random Me- said...
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-Random Me- said...

I LOVED this book! I couldn't put it down!! Same goes for one of Green's other books..."An Abundance of Katherines". Green's writing is just plain awesome!! So excited to be a part of this month's chats. Hi John! Thanks rgz!! <3 DFTBA!!!!

Erin said...

Welcome, John!! SO happy to have you here. :)

Dia Calhoun said...

June is already rocking! Welcome John!