Teen Phenomenon

After just about three weeks in the box office, the film version of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort has thrilled Young Adult readers nationwide.  After an initial $48 Million debut the film's sales fell considerably, but the web remains full of positive feedback given by devoted fans of the book (see here, here, and here), an impressive feat for the many challenges posed when adapting any book to film.

Fun Facts:

Did you know..

..John Green initially didn't want to sell the movie rights to TFIOS?

..Green was filmed a cameo during shooting, however the scene was eventually cut from the film?  According to the Wall Street Journal, Green was relieved his brief foray into acting was cut short before he came to regret it.

...according to Buzzfeed, Hazel's name has particular significance?  Green says, "Hazel is an in between color, and she's in between a lot of things: in between healthy and sick, in between adulthood and childhood, in between breathing air and breathing water, etc. So that seemed like a way of communicating instability and fear (but also excitement) of that time of life."

..TIME Magazine named Green, whom they refer to as a "teen whisperer", one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2014?

..Green has his own YouTube channel, called vlogbrothers?

..Green teaches a US History crash course on YouTube? (see below!)

The Fault in Our Stars is currently in major theaters nationwide.