Popular vlogger and brother of bestselling author John Green
is writing his debut novel, about to published next year. It is about an unusually named bisexual girl called “April May”.
is publishing his debut novel in 2018. The book is titled “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” and is about a girl, April May, who gets famous making a video on a robot statue. On finding out such statues are popping up worldwide, she sets to find out why.
On Tumblr, Green revealed that April is bisexual, stating that “the balance between recognizing that I’m a (fairly) straight dude and wanting to tell a story starring a bi woman is something I think a lot about.”
While his brother writes for young adults, this book is for an older audience and, according to the release by Dutton, “grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and idolation spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.”
Hank Green and John Green became famous due to their YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, though they’ve branched into other ventures. It is reported that he might be putting some of his own internet fame experience into April’s story.
His elder brother, John Green, has written several bestselling YA books and two have even been adapted into movies and we can only hope his brother shares his talent.