John Green named in TIME 100′s most influential

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Metaphors. Inspirational quotes. Who comes to mind? John Green, of course! John Green has won the hearts of millions of fans with each fabulous book he writes.In fact, two of his books, The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns are on their way to the big screen! Not only that, but he hosts an annual convention called VidCon and works with his brother on a Youtube Channel called vlogbrothers. For these reasons and more he’s been named one of TIME 100‘s most influential people, and Shailene Woodley (the lead actress in the movie adaptian for the The Fault in Our Stars) wrote this touching short bio about him!

Sure, John Green may write best-selling young-adult novels, manage a YouTube channel (vlogbrothers) and organize an annual conference for video bloggers (VidCon), but he’s more than just an author, an artist and an innovator. I would go so far as to call him a prophet. No, not a prophet in a biblical sense. Don’t freak out. More a prophet in a universal, all-things-connected sort of context. Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree. I think John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. But he doesn’t just listen to young adults. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons. He sees people with curiosity, compassion, grace and excitement. And he’s encouraging a huge community of followers to do the same. What a gift to be alive at the same time as this admirable leader.

 

 

New The Fault in Our Stars Graphic

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Movie Synopsis: Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

‘Divergent’ gets passed $200 million at the box office

Divergent recently hit over $200 million on the worldwide scale! Its made double its $85 million budget, and surpassed movies like Need For Speed ($186.3 million) which hit theaters a week before,and Muppets Most Wanted($63.2 million) which actually hit theaters the same day as Divergent. However, despite being released a week after our beloved YA adaptation, Noah has bought in $300.7 million. $134.4 million out of Divergent‘s $209.7 million came from domestic theaters, and the rest ($75.3 million) came from foreign theaters! We’re so proud of this movie!

REVIEW: Steelheart By Brandon Sanderson

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Rating:4 Stars!

My Review: I rarely read fantasy, so when I picked up Steelheart I honestly didn’t know what to expect going in to this book. I have been wanting to read it for awhile. So as soon as I started reading I couldn’t put this book down. I enjoyed a lot about this book. The world building , writing style, the characters it was absolutely great!

The world building for this book was perfect, it was so different for what I usually read. It was as if I could actually see the skyscrapers in the city and the steel tunnels underground. Brandon always found new ways to tell the reader about the city and how everything looked and felt considering everything was made out of steel in Newcago, where the story took place. Everything was so different but yet it never felt over whelming because the new world blended in so nicely with the things that were left behind.

The main character David was so well written. He went through so much character development as the story went on. His backstory was very common like you could find it in a comic book but we got to see that there is much at play then just some revenge story. On the other hand, it was great that we know so much about the protagonist. The other characters took a backseat to him. There could have been so much development with those characters. It seemed like a missed opportunity to me. What made up for lack of background character development was the action. As soon as the first chapter there were fights and intense car chases. If the characters just finished fighting they were already planning to go at it again. There was rarely a dull moment during this book. The negative to this was the action parts were super long. I remember one fight lasting at least 30 pages, it just seemed to drag on a bit.

Lastly, the plot-twists were insanely awesome and completely unexpected. The last few chapters blow my mind, by the time I was done with the book I was afraid that my head was going to burst. I can’t wait for the squeal Firefight, which will hopefully come out this year.

Synopsis: Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics… nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

Rita Ora Speaks to MTV about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Rita Ora, starring in the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey, recently stopped to speak with MTV News. Although much could not be said since she’s “literally sworn to secrecy”, she did reveal as much as possible.

“Doing the movie was probably one of the best things ever, being in Vancouver, getting out of the music and just making it work was really good,” she told MTV. “I did like eight auditions, so I thought I would never get it. It was incredible that it worked out.” Ora actually had wanted to approach this production by working on the soundtrack, but instead got a part in the film!
You can read the full article on MTV.com. What are your thoughts on Rita as Mia Grey?