Most everyone who has laid eyes on the words carefully placed on the pages of The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS) has fallen head over heels for the story that makes you cry, laugh and reread pages open-mouthed in disbelief. John Green did an exceptional job making readers connect with each and every character in the book, and most important, fall in love with Augustus Waters.
This summer, the movie is coming out to challenge the greatness of the printed word. Despite the letdown that often results when book fans watch a movie version, most TFIOS readers are planning to see this movie when it premieres June 6.
With anticipation only growing, here are some ideas for how fans can prepare for TFIOS on the big screen:
Go on an "Amsterdam" date. Set up an Amsterdam/orange themed date just like the one Augustus planned. Put it together for your boyfriend/girlfriend or set it up with a friend and enjoy! (Try to make your sandwich slightly more appetizing than Augustus did.)
Make a TFIOS quotes poster. Pinterest has some great ideas when it comes to making cute TFIOS posters. You can recite your favorite quotes from the novel, so pick out a few and write them on decorative posters to hang on the wall.
Egg someone with your eyes closed. We suggest you egg a friend who is okay with this, or simply set up a target so you can simulate trying to egg someone without seeing them.
Listen to the hectic glow. The band that eventually draws Hazel and Augustus closer was made up by author John Green. But there now is a band called The Hectic Glow, so just pretend it's the one in the book. There are several of their songs on YouTube, but look for one called Crying, which is what you'll probably be doing anyway.
Make a pillowcase. "You fall in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once." This may be the most popular quote in the novel, and it would be the perfect sentiment to lay your head upon to head off to dream land. If you're ambitious, embroider the quote instead of using markers.