Biography of John Green: Author of The Fault in Our Stars novel

John Green was born on August 24, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of The Fault in Our Stars novel which has been adapted into a popular movie released in 2014. Prior to writing his best-selling novel, JohnGreen worked as an elementary school teacher and blogger for and VlogBrothers. His blog features videos about issues that he feels are important to teenagers and adults alike such as mental health and relationships.

John Green is the son of two educators, who encouraged him to read constantly from an early age. Green abandoned his studies at Purdue University to write the novel, which he self-published in January 2012. 

Inspiration for the book

The novel was inspired by Green's personal experiences, particularly his battle with cancer. The novel is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenage girl who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has to hide her condition from her family, friends, and love interest, Augustus Waters. In the book, Lancaster and Waters travel across America together and encounter a large variety of characters and situations, all of which are related to the disease.

Movie adaptation

The book was well-received, and was listed as one of the best books of the year by numerous publications. It was also adapted into a movie, which was released in 2013 and was a box office success. The movie received generally positive reviews, and was awarded two Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

John Green is an author who writes about difficult topics in a way that is accessible to the general public. His novel, The Fault in Our Stars, tells the story of a teenage girl who is fighting cancer and her relationship with a boy who also has cancer. The book was well-received and was listed as one of the best books of the year by numerous publications.


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