Readers of the book “The Fault in Our Stars” everywhere will be heading to the movie theatres on June 6, 2014 for the anticipated film directed by Josh Boone.
The book is about a 16-year-old girl named Hazel Grace who is battling thyroid cancer with the help from her parents and her oxygen tank not too far behind.
Hazel’s mother advises her to go to a local support group full of other kids battling and in remission from cancer.
One day her support group friend, Isaac, brings his best friend Augustus Waters to a meeting. Augustus is in remission from cancer. He is a handsome, tall and very interested in being in Hazel’s life.
Augustus and Hazel share similar interests, become best of friends and fall in love after their meeting at support group.
Jodi Picoult, best selling author of “My Sister’s Keeper” said, “The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes- Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world?- by dramatically raising the stakes of the characters who are asking.”
I thought the book was hilarious, sweet and sad altogether. I guessed the ending from the beginning on the book, but I still ended wanting more.
In the movie, “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley plays Hazel Grace and Ansel Elgort plays Augustus Waters.
It should be interesting to see Woodley and Elgort’s chemistry on camera, since they played a sister and brother pair in “Divergent.”
Some films that are drawn from books leave out major characters or scenes. I am curious to see how Boone (director), Scott Neustadter (screenplay writer) and Michael H. Weber (screenplay writer) play out the love story between Hazel and Augustus.