8 Things We Learned About "The Fault In Our Stars" From Author John Green
The author of the book turned movie answered fan questions on Reddit, and it's definitely worth a read.
1. TFIOS line "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once" was inspired by Hemingway.
4. There's a meaning behind Hazel's name.
"Hazel is an in-between color, and she's in between a lot of things: In between healthy and sick, in between adulthood and childhood, in between breathing air and breathing water, etc. So that seemed like a small way of communicating the instability and fear (but also excitement) of that time of life."
6. Hazel watches America's Next Top Model because John Green wanted to show that despite her illness, she is still a teen.
7. The Fault in Our Stars was inspired by a girl named Ester Earl, but the character of Hazel was mainly imagined by John Green.
BONUS: Paramount bought the movie rights for Looking for Alaska, but it's unlikely we'll ever see it on the big screen.
The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters June 6.
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