Fan Created Song for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Beth Crowley, a fan of books and a creator of awesome songs, made a song for The Fault in Our Stars, titled My Good Days, and if you’ve read and loved the book, then I believe you’ll love this song, too.

You can listen to more of Beth’s songs on her YouTube channel.

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Author John Green Talks THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Movie And His Involvement in It

Author John Green, recently back posting Vlog Brothers videos after going on paternity leave, spent some time with People answering questions about The Fault in Our Stars movie, among other things.  Here are some highlights about TFiOS from that interview:

Which scene from The Fault in Our Stars are you most looking forward to seeing projected on the big screen?

John Green: There are so many! The Anne Frank House will be amazing to see. That’s probably what I look forward to the most.

How excited are you to meet Shai and Ansel?

Shailene Woodley is playing Hazel in the TFiOS movie; Ansel Elgort is playing Gus. I am SO SO excited to meet them. I can’t wait. I loved their auditions so much and I love them together so much and I CANNOT WAIT to hang out with them on the set of the movie.

Absolutely adore both your work and your sassy-filled personality. Random question because I’m too nervous to think of a good one: how did you handle this explosion of popularity after TFIOS?

It has been a wonderful blessing in my life and totally unexpected and I am still overwhelmed by it. I feel really, really lucky that TFiOS has found such a broad audience. It is such an important and personal book to me, and this has just been tremendously fulfilling. It helps that the readers of the book are so passionate about it and generous to it.

I do get freaked out and overwhelmed sometimes, but that was also the case before my books had so many readers.

On the TFIOS movie.. will you be actively involved with the direction or production? I heard you were going to doa cameo appearance as well?

I am not directing the movie, and we should all be glad of that, because I don’t know how to direct movies. Josh Boone is a great director and he will do an awesome job. I’m also not producing it or casting it or anything, which is also good, because I am a novelist. I am only good at sitting in a corner and writing, and a lot of times I don’t even feel like I’m good at that. But they’ve all been so welcoming to me and encouraged and listened to my thoughts, which has made this whole process of my book becoming a movie purely joyful. I always thought it would be weird and terrifying to have the words turned into visuals, but it has been wonderfully fun. I can’t believe it’s really happening!

Why did you choose this particular cover for the The Fault in Our Stars?

Well, as a rule authors do not choose their covers. (And as a rule, they probably shouldn’t, since most authors are not graphic designers.) But I had a lot of say in this particular cover, because I REALLY wanted a minimalist, non-photographic cover, and my publisher also really wanted that. So we were fortunate to be able to work with Rodrigo Corral, one of the best cover designers in the world, and he did an amazing job. I still love the cover so much. Here’s what my three-year-old son said about it once: “Daddy there’s a black cloud. Daddy, there’s a white cloud. Daddy, they the same cloud.” That explains it pretty perfectly.

You can check out the full interview with People here.

via Page to Premiere.

Check out the video below as he mentions Shailene Woodley and her hair.

John Green Talks THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Movie

So, while John Green is probably enjoying some time away from his paternity leave attending VidCon in Anaheim, CA, Stephen Lee from Entertainment Weekly spoke with him about the anticipated production of his highly popular book, The Fault in Our Stars, which will start shooting at the end of August.

You’ve had a tough road with your books being turned into movies. Are you more optimistic about The Fault in Our Stars?

Well, I’m still really hesitant to believe that it’s really going to happen, even though at this point it’s definitely going to happen. It’s still really hard to believe. I’m totally, unambiguously excited about The Fault in Our Stars being a movie. It’s not something I could have ever said before, about my other books, and the reason I’m so excited is that Shailene and Ansel are so great and Josh Bloom [sic] is such a great director. They’ve included me in every facet of the process, and I’m just so excited. So in the past where I felt nervous and I felt like Hollywood would sort of twist or lessen my books, now I’m just really, really excited.

Is it being handled better because the filmmakers realize how much people love this book?

Yeah, that’s a big difference. The people who are making the movie are aware of how passionately the readers of the book feel, and they respect that, and they want to honor that. Like me, they are terrified of failing to live up to readers’ expectations, and I think that’s really healthy. That is something I never expected to happen in my life because I don’t write the kinds of books that make big Hollywood movies, but I’m so so grateful and excited.

Not to toot my own horn, but I predicted Shailene Woodley as Hazel back in early 2012. I like to give myself credit for making it happen.

Yes! Like, seven people had read the book at that point. You were like, “Shailene Woodley, Hazel Grace Lancaster, watch for it.” And I was like, “Oh Stephan, you’re ridiculous,” but you were totally right. You can put that in your story. “Nailed it!”

You had a strong following before The Fault in Our Stars, but how has it changed since?

It’s just vastly different. Everything is different. So many more people have read the book and read all of my other books up until now and I get stopped every day, every time I go to Target. You know, it’s surreal. It’s impossible to get my head around, impossible to understand what that means. I can’t think of what a million people looks like, you know? So I kind of just try to keep my head down and keep working and making stuff and not thinking too much about it.

Why do you think The Fault in Our Stars has been so much more successful?

One of the main reasons that I think it’s been so much more successful is that people like it a lot more. That sounds really obvious, but in the world of publishing, I think sometimes people forget that we’re trying to make books for people who love them and not just trying to target this demo or that demo. But I also think that it was a bit of a unique moment. I had amazing people working on the book and committed to selling the book and I’ve had relationships almost all of them for more than 10 years because it had been a long time since my first book came out and they saw great potential in the book, and they felt it had a much broader audience than I thought it had, and they wanted to make sure that it got to all those people. And I don’t think it hurt that I signed 150,000 copies.

The Fault in Our Stars will be directed by Josh Boone and will star Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and Laura Dern.  Filming is set to start on August 26th.

You can read the whole interview at Shelf Life | EW.com.

New Unofficial Score Song for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Released Today

Sam Cushion, the fan who creates amazing music for books, released a new song, title The Price of Dawn, from his unofficial score album of The Fault In Our Stars!  Listen to the song below, and then check out the rest of the album after the jump!

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TFiOS Fan Art: “Okay”

Check out this sweet image of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, by Laia at Deviantart.

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Song by Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and was so moved by the book that he wrote a song inspired by it and not only that, but he also asked permission by the Princess Margaret Hospital to make a music video during a visit there.

His song is inspiring, but his desire to go the extra mile to make this video to encourage people to donate to the PMH Foundation, along with giving all the proceeds he makes from selling this particular song at Bandcamp, is even more so.

Check out the video below:

Thanks for the tip, Page to Premiere Network.

Shailene Woodley to Play Hazel Grace in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Movie

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Shailene Woodley has been making herself quite known in the YA world of books these days, as well as in the Marvel Universe (she’ll be play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2).  She’s already set to play Tris in the movie adaptation of dystopian world of Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, and now she’s going to play cancer stricken Hazel Grace Lancaster in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.  This is what John had to say about it: 

“I am absolutely thrilled that Shailene will be playing Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars. It means a lot to me that she is a fan of the book, and I know from our conversations that she has a profound understanding of Hazel. Watching her audition, I felt like Hazel Grace Lancaster was talking to me. It was eerie–and very exciting.”

via Collider.

Read 1book140’s Twitter Chat With ‘THE FAULT IN OUR STARS’ Author John Green

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If you missed the livechat on Twitter hour with author John Green (@realjohngreen), hosted by The Atlantic (@1book140), on March 27th, then lucky for you, they saved all those tweets that he answered and put it on a nifty little page for you to read.  He was nice enough to answer as many questions as I’ve ever seen a celebrity answer in an hour, although none of them were any of my questions.  Pfft.

So, go check it out.  Read away to your hearts content at The Atlantic.

[UPDATE] An Emotionally Positive Book Review by Cassjay Tuck

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I don’t often put many reviews aside from my own, let alone video reviews, but I love CassyJay and she loves books.  And ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is an important book.

UPDATE:  After having several days to really get her emotions in check, CassJay decided to post another review on TFiOS that delves more eloquently into the characters.  Let’s see how she does this time around.

TFIOS Fan Art: “The Fault in Our Stars” by HarpyMarx

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a piece of fan art, so I give you this!

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