Sometimes the best lover is not made out of flesh and bones, but out of nouns, verbs, and punctuation. Take a look and comment on who is your modern lover.
During an interview with the New York Times in which James Comey was asked what books readers would be surprised to find on his shelf, he responded with “The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.”
Twitter was *shook* when they found out that Comey reads Green’s books, but John Green was the most surprised of them all.
He tweeted a photo of the article, an arrow pointing to his mention with the caption, “James @Comey thinks people might be surprised to see The Fault In Our Stars on his bookshelf. INDEED, I AM SURPRISED.”
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The Fault in Our Stars is officially heading to Bollywood, folks! John Green took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that the female lead has been cast, which officially kickstarts the much anticipated adaptation of Green’s 2014 hit.
Twenty-one-year-old Indian actress Sanjana Sanghi will be the new face of Hazel Grace Lancaster. Sanghi will star alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been cast as her love-interest Augustus Waters.
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Sanghi previously worked with Mukesh Chhabra, who will be making his directorial debut in the upcoming adaptation, when he worked as a casting director on Rockstar.
Now the pair will worked together once more when the adaptation behind filming in November 2019. The adaptation will reportedly be filmed in Europe and the Himalayas, promising audiences a new take on Green’s beloved story.
John Green celebrated the casting news on Twitter Tuesday, tweeting, “I can’t believe this is happening. Amazing!”
I can’t believe this is happening. Amazing! ⚡️ “Bollywood remake of The Fault in Our Stars confirms its female lead”https://t.co/3y8avVH8Fj
— John Green (@johngreen) March 19, 2018
Green’s beloved YA novel already saw one successful adaptation when Fox released their Hollywood rendition in 2014. The romance-drama, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, quickly became a hit, winning over critics and fans alike.
While fans may hesitate to accept a new adaptation, especially an adaptation that will likely differ dramatically, hopefully Green’s enthusiasm will encourage audiences to give it a chance.
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John Green is an absolute wordsmith, using his incredible prose and insanely creative mind to toy with the heartstrings of readers everywhere. Known for his critically acclaimed books like Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and his latest, Turtles All the Way Down, Green brought us heart-warming tales filled with love, loss, and everything in between.
He is one of the most popular YA authors, having delivered to young readers some of the most relatable teenage characters in literature, along with moving stories that many readers take comfort in.
While his novels are indeed comforting, entertaining, and all-in-all masterpieces, they also happen to feature some of the most heartbreaking lines ever written. Featuring my two favorite works written by John Green, here are seven lines that broke our hearts (and put them back together).
1. My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations. – The Fault in Our Stars
2. Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. – Turtles All The Way Down
3. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. – The Fault in Our Stars
4. The problem with happy endings is that they’re either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die. – Turtles All The Way Down
5.That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. – The Fault in Our Stars
6. Most adults are just hollowed out. You watch them try to fill themselves up with booze or money or God or fame or whatever they worship, and it all rots them from the inside until nothing is left but the money or the booze or God they thought would save them. Adults think they are wielding power, but really power is wielding them. – Turtles All The Way Down
7. “I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” – The Fault in Our Stars
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Last week, John Green did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on reddit, and, naturally, loyal fans asked a bunch of questions. Green answered humbly and efficiently because he is amazing.
One redditor called krschu00 sent his love, writing, “I met my girlfriend 5 years ago in Cincinnati at your book signing. I want to propose now, but don’t know how. Any advice?? See you again soon at Cinci!” What John Green did next was completely unexpected and beautiful, fitting with his nature. He offered to open the floor to the couple, Kenny and Amy, at his book signing in Cincinnati for the proposal to take place! Take a look at the thread below.
The signing is on October 18th. We are hoping Kenny and Amy have a wonderful engagement! Stay tuned for any updates, hopefully with a video of the beautiful event!
Be sure to check out the full thread to read about his experiences with YA literature, his writing process, and so much more!
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