“Fault in Our Stars Movie Review” Other (Addl posts)

We’ve heard a lot about the book “The Fault in Our Stars” by J. Green and we have also seen some cool alternate book reports about this text in class last week. As anticipation for the movie is building, I thought it would be awesome to look at some reviews of the film before it is released. In seeing that a lot of YA Lit books are being turned into movies recently, it does make me more excited about the genre of young adult fiction. Sometimes when you are teaching adolescents you have to make them enthusiastic about the material that they are reading. When I was younger, and a film was released that was based on a book, it automatically made me want to go the theatre and take a trip to Barnes and Nobles! In search of finding some great sites for YA readers, I found this funny website that does reviews on teen books and the movies that are based on these adolescent based plots. On this web page it actually gives a unique review of the “The Fault in Our Stars” and a brief synopsis of the movie. Hence, as teachers what’s your opinion about YA books that are turned into movies? Is this something you like or don’t like?

-JC

Here’s the Link: http://foreveryoungadult.com/2014/01/29/a-highly-scientific-analysis-of-the-fault-in-our-stars-trailer/

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One thought on ““Fault in Our Stars Movie Review” Other (Addl posts)

  1. Woah, that trailer analysis is insanely detailed and specific. I have to admit I’m super pumped about TFIOS film because I have always been a big fan of seeing how well words can be converted into a visual medium. As a teacher, I think YA books being turned into films are great because kids/students get to see if what they visualized matches up with the choice of the director. Additionally, it helps them understand that the same artwork can be manifested in different ways (because there with never be a movie that manages to stick to the novel’s plot it’s based on by 100% accuracy). Although I can’t say I’m a big fan of showing them in class unless there’s a specific reason for doing so (it should never be “welp, we read the book, so here’s the movie.”).

    -NC

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