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Shailene Woodley's' Fault in Our Stars,' Covering EW, Is the New Model for YA Bestseller To Movie

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 2, 2014 at 7:00PM

“The Fault in Our Stars” could very well be a new model of a YA bestseller turned movie.
Fault in Our Stars

“The Fault in Our Stars” (June 6) could very well be the new model for a YA bestseller turned movie. 

Target demo movie star Shailene Woodley--who has really skyrocketed from “The Descendants,” “The Spectacular Now” to “Divergent”--headlines the film about cancer-battling teens crazy in love, while after four novels author John Green is an online social media superstar. 

I discovered more about him at the recent LA Times Festival of Books, where he won an LA Times Book Award and rocked his Q&A. Check out his website. He's a new media master. That’s part of what leads a studio like Fox 2000 to produce and release the movie and an eyeball-seeking magazine like EW to tap into its "Twilight/Hunger Games" demo for a cover story.

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This article is related to: News, Shailene Woodley, Entertainment Weekly, Young Adult Novels, Young Adult

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.