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>John Green Dream

>I usually only inflict my dreams on Richard and coworkers but this one was great. I dreamed last night I was reviewing a new book by John Green, and it was terrific. And so John Green:  it was about this college upperclassman who enlisted an impressionable freshman girl in a plan to expose a college administrator, who was widely considered heinous for reasons I don’t remember. The boy had some kind of incriminating paperwork that he was talking the girl into faxing to the school newspaper. WHY couldn’t he do it himself? Because the evidence would also in some way destroy the life of another girl, also a freshman, who had rejected the boy’s romantic advances in high school. That girl, who looked like the beautiful Sam Stosur (I’ve been watching the French Open) was a drummer in a band, a free spirit, and all around nice person. I woke up before I finished the book but the plot turned on the two girls becoming friends and together conspiring to put the boy in his place. It was all very Don Giovanni.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >Roger, why did you post this for everyone? You could've sold it to @realjohngreen for a pretty penny.

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >As Debbie Harry wrote, dreaming is free.

  3. >I think this is a challenge to John Green. Get writing this novel, sir!

  4. GraceAnne LadyHawk says:

    >John should totally write this.

  5. Lisa Yee says:

    >Meanwhile . . . John Green was dreaming that he was the editor of The Horn Book, and reviewing a new novel by Roger Sutton.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >This has a lot more promise than my dream about frozen hamsters.

  7. >No Leda, your frozen hamster dream is fraught with promise!

  8. LaurieA-B says:

    >The night before you posted this, I had a long dream about going to a reading by Cory Doctorow. It was being held in the Catholic church of my childhood. Prior to the reading I visited the church gift shop, accompanied by my husband and mother-in-law, which was selling several dozen different books by Cory Doctorow, including cookbooks. I woke up after getting a front-row seat, but before the author actually appeared.

  9. >John: get on it. Think of the marketing: you could make dreams come true!

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