1) Markus Zusak: I don't have a lot of reasoning behind this choice. When I set out to write this post, Marcus Zusak didn't immediately spring to mind (he was the last of the three I chose), but the more I think about it, the more I see that he really is one of my favourite YA authors. Not only did he write The Book Thief (a book that left me speechless), but he's extremely inspirational... I really don't know what better way to reinforce this point than by showing you this clip:
2) John Green Needless to say, John Green was the first to come to mind, and he is (maybe) my favourite YA author. In his writing he can weave in so many different emotions, and he can really play with the reader's mind. When I pick up one of his books, I instantly know that it will make me laugh, cry and think... When it comes to writing books, he is just brilliant. But of course, that's not the only reason he's (maybe) my favourite YA author. I don't want to go into too much detail about this point (as I'd probably bore you) but him and his brother have a YouTube channel which is incredibly amazing... Aha, great use of vocabulary from me there.
3) JK Rowling I know many would consider this a cliched choice, but I really don't see how I could make a list of my favourite YA authors without including her. JK Rowling has inspired millions – and I'm not just talking about her books! In 2004, she was named the first person to become a billionaire from writing books... But in 2012 (I think) she lost her billionaire status as she gave so much money to charity... I think that justifies her position as one of my favourite YA authors!