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Movie: “The Fault in Our Stars” Genre: Young Adult (YA) and Romance

I have to establish a few facts before I go on writing an article on this movie. One, I unfortunately was unable to read the book so I will be unable to comment on how well the book transitioned into film (something that is often an important thing for me to do). Secondly, the first thing I said about this movie was “I don’t like cancer movies”.

The heavy medical talk and constant knowledge that your beloved characters will, most likely, die at the end is something that I am not a fan of to be completely honest. I’m not a fan of sappy happy endings, but sad ones are even worse. Movies such as these just turn me into a puddle of tears in the movie theatre.

However, The Fault in Our Stars, which was adapted from John Green’s best seller, surpassed my expectations. With all these YA novels being turned into movies, it would seem that Green’s book is just one drop in a sea. Yet, the unique plot and deepness of this story drew

me in in a more mature way, even if it did turn me into a puddle of tears at the end.

Writing Tool #1: Begin Sentences with Subjects and Verbs

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It seems appropriate that Clark's first piece of advice is the start of a sentences; put subjects and verbs first, think of them as "the locomotive that pulls all the cars that follow.

This section from page 295 of Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince:

They walked out onto the pitch to tumultuous roars and boos. One end of the stadium was solid red and gold; the other, a sea of green and silver. Many Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws had taken sides too: Amidst all the yelling and clapping Harry could distinctly hear the roar of Luna Lovegood's famous lion-topped hat.

Harry stepped up to Madam Hooch, the referee, who was standing ready to release the balls from the crate.

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