3 reasons you should read The Fault in Our Stars
There’s something deliciously indulgent about staying in bed and reading a book in a day–which is exactly what I did last Sunday, after downloading John Green’s
The Fault in Our Stars onto my iPad. You may have seen the
movie trailer floating around the Internet last week–it’s set for release in June, and stars Shailene Woodley as a 16 year old cancer patient who falls in love with someone in her support group. Here are three reasons you need to read the book before the movie comes out.
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1) The film is going to be big. Like,
The Notebook big. The book has sold over a million copies, and garnered rave reviews from all the top critics–
Time magazine even called it "damn near genius." With that type of a fan base (plus the rabid excitement the trailer seems to have generated), the film version should be a surefire hit. 2) It will make you cry your guts out (but in the best way possible.) Side note: You might want to tell your roommates or significant others to expect waterworks. In fact, I’m pretty sure my husband was worried I had suffered from some sort of psychological break. 3) It’s so hard to find a book that grabs hold of you the way
The Fault in Our Stars does. Even though the characters are only 16, they’re as relateable as people double their age. The plot moves quickly, and the relationships are so well-drawn it’s heartbreaking. It’s been a long time since I’ve been compelled enough to tear through a book that quickly, and you can bet I’ll be at the movie theater on opening weekend.
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