TIME magazine has released its 2014 list of 100 Most Influential People, which includes Dutton Children’s Books author John Green, who TIME also calls a “teen whisper.” Actress Shailene Woodley, who stars in the upcoming film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, writes the essay accompanying Green’s entry and offers high praise. Here is an excerpt: “Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree. I think John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. But he doesn’t just listen to young adults. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons.”
To read Woodley’s full essay and see the rest of the TIME
100 list, click here.