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The Fault In Our Stars: A Predetermined Success

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Young adult book-to-movie adaptations are common occurrences. Many, including The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, and Twilight have been recently successful. To add to the list, The Fault in Our Stars, premiering June 6, 2014, is anticipated to be yet another hit. The book by John Green targets young-adults. Its audience however has lately broadened, as adults are also finding pleasure in this short romantic comedy. The coming success of this movie can be credited to the loved storyline, its established fan base, and the author’s acceptance.

The critically acclaimed, The Fault in Our Stars is a # 1 New York Times Bestseller. It debuted at the top, and defended its position for seven consecutive weeks. The book follows two teenagers who have cancer, and fall in love. Although this may not seem like an enjoyable novel, Green manages to portray the characters as intelligent, mature, relatable, witty and loveable. The emotional story depicts true love at its purest, capturing the hearts of many teenagers (of both genders!) and adults. This can be verified by raving reviews from various sources including: TIME, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and authors such as Jodi Picoult and Markus Zusak. Many would argue that a loved storyline does not necessarily lead to a high-quality screenplay. In this case however, John Green himself has stated that the script was “one of the most faithful adaptations I have ever read”. This is proven in the trailer, using numerous quotes taken directly from the book.

John Green is well known and has built himself a strong fan base. The Fault in Our Stars is not his first novel, but his fourth. His first novel, Looking for Alaska, won a Printz Award and he attracted considerable attention as an upcoming novelist. Apart from being an author, he also makes weekly vlogs on YouTube and is an active member on social networks such as Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook, garnering much publicity and popularity. The...

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