Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Fault in our Stars - Book versus Movie

Whenever a book is made into a movie, the inevitable question arises:  Which is better?  The movie or the book?

In this case, it would seem both are good, although the book is a little more detailed, and according to my daughters "a little bit better".  If you liked the book, the movie is pretty true to the story.  The Fault in Our Stars is a book that has really given teen fiction a huge following.  The book is number one on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has been on the list for 79 weeks! It is a credit to John Green that four of the top six Teen novels are authored by him, including number two; Looking for Alaska, and three; Paper Towns.  The movie finished the weekend with a take of $48.2 million - not to shabby considering the production budget was a modest $12 million.  What's next for John Green fans?  According to Time Magazine, Paper Towns is already moving along the path of movie production.   Since the film will not be released until 2015 at the earliest, you probably need something to occupy your time until then.  Do you simply adore the writing style of John Green?  Try reading one of the seventeen books Huffington Post recommends if you liked The Fault in Our Stars!  Here they are (click the link to check our catalog):

3.  Book Jacket for: The perks of being a wallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

4.  Book Jacket for: Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novelMe and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

5.  Book Jacket for: Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green

6.  Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts (published 9/2014)

7.  Book Jacket for: Before I fallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver

8. Book Jacket for: Thirteen reasons why Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

9.  Book Jacket for: Jellicoe RoadJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

10.  Book Jacket for: Amy & Roger's epic detourAmy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

11.  Book Jacket for: The beginning of everythingThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

12.  Book Jacket for: The spectacular nowThe Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

13.  Book Jacket for: Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novelForgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

14.  Book Jacket for: Anna and the French kissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

15.  Book Jacket for: Every dayEvery Day by David Levithan

16.  Book Jacket for: Ask the passengers : a novelAsk the Passengers by A. S. King

17.  Book Jacket for: Love letters to the dead : a novelLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

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