Watch John Green, Veronica Roth and E Lockhart talk about their first time

Okay, so it’s not quite what you think. We’re talking about #FirstVote16. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 100 years (cos that’s seriously how long it feels like it’s been going on), the US presidential election is happening at the beginning of October and the authors we love are determined to get everyone signed up to vote.


They’ve been making videos spilling stories about their first time.

Seriously. If this many literary legends are getting involved then it’s a big deal. Just look at who’s supporting the cause.

John Green, YA legend, nerd extraordinaire and author of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Veronica Roth, author of ‘Divergent’ and the creator of the msot beloved of book boyfriends – Four

Queen Sarah Dessen, author of ‘The Truth About Forever’ and ‘Just Listen’

Lauren Oliver, author of ‘Before I Fall’, ‘Delirium’ and ‘Replica’

Susan Dennard, author of the friendship-fuelled fantasy, ‘Truthwitch’

Alex Gino, author of the gorgeous ‘George’

E Lockhart, author of the seriously addictive ‘We Were Liars’ (still not over that twist btw)

Gayle Forman, author of the sob-inducing ‘If I Stay’ and ‘I Was Here’

Libba Bray, author of the delicious ‘Gemma Doyle’ trilogy and spooky ‘The Diviners’ series

Holly Black, our queen of the Fae and author of ‘The Coldest Girl in Coldtown’ and ‘Tithe’

Nicola Yoon, author of the beautiful ‘Everything, Everything’ and ‘The Sun is Also a Star’

Even EL James joined in…

When an erotica author teams up with the YA crew, you know it’s serious business.

Are you eligible to vote? Make sure you’re signed up at and then join in the fun with #FirstVote16

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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