Posts tagged TFiOS
Posts tagged TFiOS
This artwork, inspired by The Fault in Our Stars, was designed by Lala Vicencio.
The swedish cover of The Fault in Our Stars; Förr eller senare exploderar jag.
I-, I just-, I don’t-… what?!
I realize that I am in the minority here, but:
I f*&^ing love the Swedish cover of TFiOS (which they have completely retitled). It’s like my YA cancer novel has been turned into crazy pulp fiction from the 1930s.
Also, are they going to keep all the Swedish hip hop references? Are they going to keep, “Of course you don’t speak Swedish. Neither do I. Who the hell speaks Swedish?” ONE CAN ONLY HOPE.
SUPER AWESOME AMAZING. This is the cover and title that Augustus Waters would have picked if he could have. It depicts their lives as epic and big. The title not reflect’s Hazel’s frank outlook and language, and paired with the graphic it marries perfectly with Gus’s obsession with THE PRICE OF DAWN. The cover uses a completely different design language than that which you see on the shelves today. Complete success. Daring design, and I hope it’s a hit. Those savvy Swedes…
I’m doing mine on John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Part of the construction of the unit is (obviously) to do a very close reading of the text and to make a reading guide noting all the metaphors, potential read-alouds, vocabulary, etc. That’s my project for the day once I finish the last 40 pages of Where the Red Fern Grows.
I’m really excited to create this novel unit, and it’s a personal goal to find a school in which I can teach TFiOS. The book is full to bursting with allusions, metaphors, themes, and just simple life lessons, and kids will definitely benefit from reading it.
This may stem from the fact that I so admire John Green as an author and have wanted to teach Looking for Alaska for a while now (but in Alabama and Tennessee we’re all like, “Ew, realistic teenage characters. Ban that book!”). I figure at least I’ll have the unit, so if and when the time comes that I can teach The Fault in Our Stars, I’ll be prepared. And once I feel confident in my novel unit-making abilities, maybe I’ll make one for Looking for Alaska, just in case I end up at a school system that doesn’t ban books.
I also get the feeling that creating units for books that I love is going to be so much fun, but creating units for books that I hate is going to be a hellish ordeal.
I like this outlook on life
Got The Fault in Our Stars today! Purple J-Scribble! :D