Posts Tagged ‘john green’
This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl
- Published on Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:26
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If you’re a fan of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, you’ve probably heard of Esther Earl, the teen girl with thyroid cancer who was part of the inspiration for the book. She will soon be telling her own story in her book called This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl, which includes journals, fiction, letters, and sketches from Esther. Esther died in 2010 (two years before the publication of FIOS) at the age of 16.
Esther’s book is only part of the legacy she’s left behind. A non-foundation dedicated to helping kids with life-threatening cancer was also started in her name, titled with the same message of hope as her book: This Star Won’t Go Out.
Since its founding in 2011, TSWGO has given out more than 75 gifts totaling $125,000 to help families suffering from financial hardship related to childhood cancer. What is exciting is that our funding is extremely grassroots, initiated and organized by caring individuals and groups of young people from all around the globe who want to make a difference for kids. They purchase bracelets and t-shirts that promote TSWGO, and hold fabulously creative fundraisers—they’ve hosted all-night rocking-chair-a-thons, an 84-mile walk around an English wall, carnivals, bake sales, battle-of-the-bands, head-shavings, and even a 5,000-piece domino art project!
Take a moment to look at the foundation webpage, and then don’t forget to look for Esther’s book, out January 2014. You can read an excerpt from her book at Scrib.com
Movie News: The Fault in Our Stars in Hollywood
- Published on Saturday, 23 February 2013 15:44
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It’s official: John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is going to be a movie. Here’s the scoop on who’s in on the project:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind (500) Days of Summer, will write the script. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, the producers of The Twilight Saga film franchise, will produce this project. (From GalleyCat)
And some casting rumors:
“The Fault of Our Stars” secured its spot as the bestselling novel of 2012, and with confirmed news of a movie adaptation in the works, the IB Times reported this Sunday, Feb. 17, that actress Shailene Woodley of “Divergent” is now rumored to be a top casting candidate for the lead role of Hazel Grace Lancaster…
Producers Nuestadter and Weber are expected to begin producing the hit novel this summer, and their casting actress in mind for Hazel Grace’s character — none other than Shailene Woodley — is already being approved by the author, it seems. (From the Examiner)
YA Christmas Calendar: Day Thirteen
- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:00
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