So NPR ran an online reader's survey to determine the Top 100 Teen Books and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian finished 31st, between Tuck Everlasting and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
So, yeah, I just applauded myself, but also the other 99 books on the list. The list is weighted toward bestselling and recent books (of which mine is both) and also toward those writers with big Internet presences.
John Green has five books on the list. I love the dude. Check out his incredible website.
Green's placement on the list has a lot to do with his incredible web skills. Green is a prime example of a 21st century writer, equally good on the page and on the Internet and in person. Aspiring writers can learn a lot from his example. Good for him. I look forward to reading everything the man writes. He's awesome.
And, hey, 57 of the books on the list were written or co-written by women. No list of Top 100 Books in any other genre would have included this many female authors. Cool.