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So You Want To Be In A John Green Novel

Official Prediction: Your character will either be a lot cooler than you or totally depressing.

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It was announced today on Twitter that John Green, author of popular YA novels including Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of of Katherines, and the ever so popular book-to-film adaptations Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars, is giving readers the opportunity to bid in an auction for the chance to be featured as a character in his next novel.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS fans, this one's for you: Be a character in an upcoming @johngreen novel!

Participants can place one or more bids via an online auction organized by CharityBuzz. All proceeds will benefit the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, a 'nonprofit organization that supports readers and writers of all ages by sponsoring fiction awards, school reading programs, and events that bring celebrated authors to Washington D.C. public schools.'

I promise your character will not die in the novel. (but I can't promise when the book will be finished)

In addition to having his/her name featured in Green's next novel, the winner will also receive a personal, autographed copy of the finished book in the mail upon being released.


At this time, Green has not announced an expected release date for the upcoming novel, but he promises your character will not die. (Whoopie.)

Additional Details

1. Only one person will be chosen to have their named featured in the book.

2. A meet-and-greet with John Green is not included for the winner.

3. The winner will have no leverage over any aspects regarding his/her namesake and all details (i.e. the namesake of the character's prevalence/role in the book, and any/all physical descriptions, etc.) are at the sole discretion of John Green.

4. The winner's name is subject to approval by John Green and explicit/vulgar names will not be used, regardless of the amount of money donated.

5. The winner's name will not be guaranteed for any specific book. (i.e. Green's next immediate book.)

6. The winner must sign a waiver verifying that they consent to the use of their name in one of Green's novels.

7. The use of the winner's namesake in one of Green's novels is non-transferable and may not be re-sold or re-auctioned.

If you won, which actor/actress would you want to play you in the pretty much

inevitable movie adaptation? Let us know in the comment section below!


Hurry up and cast your bid here while you still have time!

And follow John Green on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

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