Four Stars, TV Shows

Looking for Alaska: Hulu’s Adaptation

To make this easy, above the cut off I’ll keep it spoiler-free and below the cut off, beware.

I read Looking for Alaska in 2013. It was my second John Green novel after The Fault in Our Stars and…I didn’t like it. When I heard about Hulu picking it up to make into a mini-series I rolled my eyes. Paper Towns was just as bad as the book in my opinion (another John Green novel I didn’t enjoy) and I expected to feel about the show as I did the book. I did not feel that way at all. I ended up really enjoying it, cried a bunch, and watched the whole thing in 2 nights.

If you’ve read the book or you haven’t, I recommend watching the show. Full thoughts on everything will be below, but looking back on it as a whole: go watch.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Three Stars, Young Adult

An Abundance of Katherines

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on September 21, 2006

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 229

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

 

 

Truth be told, this is my first John Green book where the end didn’t make me mad/sad. Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines”

Miscellaneous

Some Infinities Are Larger Than Other Infinities

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As many of you know, unless you’ve been under a rock, the newest book movie was released officially yesterday: The Fault in Our Stars. This movie is a killer adaption of the book.

I saw it Thursday night and it was a wonderful rendition of the book. Ansel Elgort did an amazing job of playing Augustus Waters. In some scenes, it had to be really hard to play. The gas station scene particularly, those of you who know what I’m talking about ;). Also, Shailene Woodley did a great job of playing Hazel Grace Lancaster. When I first discovered she was going to be the female lead, I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant. But when I saw the movie, it worked out well.

I loved every minute of the film. And thank you to John Green for writing such a wonderful, heart wrenching story.

Bring your tissues, ladies and gentlemen. This will be one of the best romances of the summer.

 

— B.