I was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder. I had 26 surgeries by my 16th birthday, so hospital rooms and intimidating doctors’ offices quickly became the backdrop of my childhood, filling up metaphorical pages that other kids had reserved for dirt hill races and princess tea parties with their stuffed animals. Growing up, I was always a little different than my peers. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just boiled down to different life experiences that I was having. I spent a lot of time reading, but it was tough to relate to the characters’ adventures when my world often seemed confined to a small, square hospital room.
Then a little book called The Fault In Our Stars came along. Keep reading »
We recently prepped ourselves for “The Fault In Our Stars” by reading the book before the movie’s release.
It was beautiful, perfect, and we sobbed throughout its entirety. It’s a love story that we haven’t seen in a long time and shows that no matter how sick you are, you should be living your life to the fullest while you can. A good lesson for everyone to learn.
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Well, well, well. And what do we have here? Just a clickbait article from my (usually lovely) Slate called “Against YA.” And the subhed is fun: “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.”
It’s on, motherfuckers. Keep reading »
Honestly, whenever I see anything related to “The Fault In Our Stars,” it’s time to cry, so this extended trailer for the movie version of John Green’s amazing YA novel about teens with cancer had me reaching for the tissues almost immediately. What I could gather through the tears, however, is the sense that the film is sticking really close to the book, which is sure to come as a relief to fans. The trailer shows brief flashes of scenes that are directly from the novel, including Hazel and Augustus’s swoon-worthy date in Amsterdam and the egging of Isaac’s ex-girlfriend’s car. Just five more weeks until “The Fault In Our Stars” opens in theaters on June 6. I have never been so excited to sob uncontrollably in public.
I’m sure many fans of John Green’s book feel this way, but the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is something I’m both very excited and nervous about. The book is so wonderful, so heartwrenching, so moving, it’s worrisome to think that the film could fall short in conveying and extracting those emotions, as book-to-movie adaptations often do. But by the looks of this clip, which debuted during last night’s MTV Movie Awards, I don’t have much to worry about. I enjoy Shailene Woodley as an actress and look forward to seeing how she takes on the role of cancer-stricken Hazel Grace, but it’s Ansel Elgort who completely steals this scene as the enigmatic Augustus. Elgort completely nails Gus’s amused, flirtatious, confident, philosophical vibe, and in just a quick 60 seconds, we see exactly why Hazel — and the book’s readers — can’t turn away. June 6 can’t get here soon enough.