John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, has developed a cult teen following with his novels of love and loss. His work celebrates the excited energy that young adults bring to every aspect of their lives, from first love to first grief. For Green, the young adult novel is the perfect medium for discussing ethical and existential matters, and his characters retain their realism despite their often worldly philosophical thoughts. His aim with The Fault in Our Stars was to write an “unsentimental” novel about teen cancer patients, including plenty of humor, hope and romance.
Source: New Yorker