Its upcoming movie talk has caused the now well known book, “The Fault In Our Stars” by author John Green, to become viral. Not only can you see people walking around reading or talking about it, but just log onto any social networking site and you will see endless posts.
For those who don’t know, “The Fault In Our Stars”, is about 17 year old Hazel Grace, who is a normal teenager, other than the fact that she is living with cancer.
Her cancer cannot be healed and she knows that so she she could die any day. When attending a support group she meets 18 year old, Augustus Waters, whom is immediately intrigued by her and begins talking ( if not flirting ) with her.
The book carries you through tough times, intense moments, teen love and relationships with friends and family.
On a personal critique, I enjoyed the book very much, and am looking forward to the movie release on June 6th this summer. If I had to rate the book on a star scale of one to five (one being the lowest) I would give it a solid four to five.
It captured my attention, kept me reeled in and did not disappoint. The characters are bold and intellectual, a great combination in my eyes. The character of Hazel Grace, 17, is not as weak as you would imagine someone with cancer being. She is very forward and speaks her mind, she has her thoughts and opinions and sticks by them unless given a reason to think otherwise, she is very witty and good with sarcasm; which I believe brings a good teenager attitude to her adult demeanor.
Augustus Waters, 18, is also a very witty and opinionated character. He comes across as an extreme optimist, however that could be due to the fact he is happily free of cancer. He befriends Hazel the day they meet, and from there the story unfolds. As I followed Hazel and Augustus throughout the book, I got a lot of mixed emotions. Between the romance, the depression, the friendships and the shear enjoyment of the novel, I completely enjoyed it and most often refused to put it down.
The trailer for the movie came out Thursday, January 28th. I was very excited to see it, as I am a huge fan and follow it extensively. I absolutely loved it! It didn’t give to much away about the book (great for their non-readers who planned on reading the novel), but it also gave enough intense moments to really grab your attention. I believe the actors/actresses they chose to play Hazel and Augustus were a great pick, although I imagined Hazel looking a bit different, I believe Shailene Woodley will make a great Hazel. Choosing Ansel Elgort as Augustus was a great choice, I think he fits the descriptions of him very well and actually looks a lot like the Augustus I imagined. Overall the trailer impressed me and gave me chills, I thought it was the perfect trailer, and in my eyes the movie will be just as great as the book.
Martha Especulta, 17 said, ” The Fault in Our Stars”, taught me how valuable life and love are. The book gets you thinking about all the little things in life and how precious they are. Being with your family, your friends, and remembering the past even if it’s bad.
The book is about love and how powerful love is even in the matter of a short time the love that Hazel and Augustus had for each other was powerful to change each of their lives. And that’s why I love the book, it shows how life and love means so much to people, to me.”
Check out the Trailer at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss
And find the book at: Walmart, Half Priced Books, Local Library, etc.
Additional interview questions from, Alex Turner:
Q. Grading the book on a star rate of one to five ( one being the lowest ) what would you rate it?
Q2. Was your attention easily grabbed?
A2. Yes, because it’s a John Green book, and I love his books.
Q3.Would you recommend it to others?
A3. Yes! It’s so “touchy feely”
Q4. What is one of your favorite quotes from the book?
A4. “I fell in love like you fall asleep- Slowly, and then all at once”
Q5. How do you feel about the use of his made up drug, Phalanxifor?
A5. It was creative. It takes something to make up something like that.
Q6. Are you looking forward to the movie?
A6. Heck Yes! That’s why i’m reading the book!
Q7. How did you like the trailer?
A7. I liked it, it gave me the feels.
Q8. Do you expect this movie to be a big hit?
A8. Yes, who wouldn’t want to go see this movie?
Q9. As you were reading the book, did you attention stay intact, or did you lose interest at any point?
A9. I haven’t lost interest yet, I can barely put the book down when im told to.
Q10. Who do you think John Green will play as in the movie?
A10. I have no idea.
Q11. What is the age range you believe is attracted to this book/movie?
Review and Interviews by Miranda Burrow