I would like to say congratulations to 2005’s John Green who never would have imagined that his debut novel would hit the New York Times best seller list and, if he did, he would certainly not have guessed that it would take seven years.
It’s a testament to John, to that wonderful book, and to the community of people who love and promote his books that Alaska’s sales last week were higher than in any previous week in the book’s history.
That is a really exceptional story for a really exceptional book, and I’d like to what John won’t, which is to say, if you want to contribute to that and also get yourself an exceptional book, it’s like $9 on Amazon (cheaper if you get it used) and only $10 for the hardcover!
Here Here. John has supplanted Orson Scott Card as my favorite living author in recent years, and Looking for Alaska is probably my favorite of his books. John’s books are the prime example I give when trying to convey to people that YA isn’t a genre “just for kids”. Go. Buy. Enjoy.