I'm not a teenager but I'll admit that I like young adult books and movies. I don't feel so bad since so does the rest of the world. Everyone has been talking about this book and movie for MONTHS!!!!
I read the book while I was in Italy. It was a great vacation read. I had it on my iPad and a night when I had jet lag I read almost the whole book. I was laying in the bed in the dark crying! I really enjoyed this book. I think the author really gets teenagers. I think he really gets cancer too. The book had so many moments that seemed so real. It is such a sweet young love story. . .
I didn't see the movie on opening weekend but I made sure to see it this weekend! It did not disappoint. I think they did a really good job sticking pretty close to the book for most of it. Of course it was less detailed but still good.
The casting was excellent. Shailene Woodley/Hazel is the same girl from The Descendants! MIND BLOWN! I loved that movie and she was the main reason why. She was so good in that movie. I was so shocked to hear this was the same girl. She looks so different (plain) in The Fault In Our Stars that it is hard to believe she is also the same girl from Divergent (I still need to read that series and see the movie but it is on my short list). How cool that this girl has been in two big movies that were books?! She is quite talented and I LOVED her in this movie.
Ansel Elgort/Gus is a cutie. He seemed older than her in the movie and I wish they would have picked someone a little younger. But in saying that I think he did a great job and the chemistry between them was so cute. They really showed what young love/first love is like. He is a charmer and would sweep any girl off their feet!
Peter Van Houten's assistance, Lotte Verbeek/Lidewij has the most beautiful long red hair. Please tell me it is real. I love her hair! Random I know!
So please tell me I'm not the only non-young adult loving this book/movie!? Have you read it? Have you seen it?
What else should I be reading this summer? I'm currently reading The One and Only by Emily Giffin and like I mentioned Divergent is on the to read list (think 4th of July weekend I can buzz through all 3). What else are you loving for summer reads?