The John Green Quiz

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Which genre of young adult fiction were popular when John Green first started publishing?

Science fiction and fantasy dystopias

What type of lead female character is often featured in John Green's novels?

Manic pixie dream girl

Which of John Green's books won the Printz Award?

Looking for Alaska

Which of John Green's books became a literary star and spent 124 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list?

The Fault in Our Stars

When did John Green achieve significant success as an author?

January 2012

Study Notes

John Green's novels are different from other young adult best sellers, as they are more personal and typically involve a bright, troubled teenager and a lead female character who could be described as a "manic pixie dream girl."

Green's first book, Looking for Alaska, was not a best seller but won the Printz Award for young adult fiction.

Green gained literary stardom in January 2012 with the publication of his book The Fault in Our Stars, which tells the story of a romance between two teen cancer patients.

The Fault in Our Stars spent 124 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 43 weeks as the number-one young adult book.

Green's novels have a dedicated fan base.

The young adult best sellers before Green were science fiction and fantasy dystopias with the fate of the world at stake.

The protagonist in Green's novels is typically a bright, troubled teenager.

Green's novels often feature a lead female character who can be described as a "manic pixie dream girl."

Green's first book, Looking for Alaska, was somewhat autobiographical.

The Fault in Our Stars is a story about a romance between two teen cancer patients.

The Fault in Our Stars was a huge success, becoming a best seller and spending a significant amount of time on the New York Times best-seller list.

Green's novels have helped grow a group of committed fans.

Test your knowledge of John Green's unique approach to young adult fiction in this quiz. Explore his personal and relatable storytelling style, memorable characters, and the influence of the 'manic pixie dream girl' archetype. Challenge yourself and see how much you know about this bestselling author.

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