As I’m working up an Oscars contest for our high school teens, using the many YA books going to movies as a baseline to draw interest, I must confess I’m really excited for John Green’s movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.
Just saw this little Instagram vid posted today:
Recently I had shared a little snakiness related to the movie poster, and of course my teens were appalled. Most simply said wow and lot of adults just can’t handle the hard truth. We had a consensus of opinion that the naysayers just have not read the book, otherwise this would be a perfectly fitting byline.
What I said at school:
So the movie comes out June 6, and there are some stinkers fussing over the tagline. They obviously don’t get John Green, Hazel, or Augustus. Grrr, just as I have to say (or think really loudly anyway) when censorship raises its ugly head about YA lit, just read the book. Please! Then the tagline will fit perfectly. Sigh.
As I read the other day that TFIOS is the number one selling book over at AMAZON, I also heard an official trailer was leaked today. I watched it but I’m not linking it here, since bootleg anything just doesn’t do it justice. I figure now that it has been leaked it will be out in a few days so then I’ll share a much better quality trailer. But I am happy to report many are seeing the Divergent movie trailers in theaters now, and the same actress (Shailene Woodly) in in both TFIOS and Divergent. SCORE!! [NOTE: TFIOS fell out of its number one status due to the ALA YMA from yesterday. But it remains in the top five. This is one of those books all teachers should read, no matter your grade level! )
Since I’m not sharing the movie trailer leaked for TFIOS, I will share the Divergent ones just in case you haven’t seen the,m. And I know many poo-poo the movies as never being as great as the books. I’m one of them too. But it does not make me want to see the flicks any less.