Comics and Classified Editor
This summer, the highly anticipated film production of The Fault in Our Stars, based off of John Green’s most popular novel, was released. The movie was a hit among theatergoers, with a total gross of $124,853,062 between the United States and Canada between its release and September 28th (boxofficemojo.com). Now, John Green has announced the production of the film-adaptation of another one of his books. Paper Towns, published in 2008, will be released in theaters in July of 2015 according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Starring in the movie will be Nat Wolff as the main character Quentin Jacobsen. Fans will know Nat from The Fault in Our Stars in which he played Isaac. Co-starring will be Cara Delevingne, a British model, in the role of Margo Roth Spiegelman (US Magazine).
“Hopefully they stay true to the book,” said junior Mildred Gonzalez-Salazar.
The book is about a teenager named Quentin Jacobsen, who has liked his next-door neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman since they were children, but is no longer close to her due to the social structure of high school. One night, Margo unexpectedly appears on his windowsill and asks for his help with some “missions.” Together, they sneak out and spend the whole night pulling one ridiculous prank after another on those who have done Margo wrong. But in the morning, Margo has disappeared.
Determined to find where she went, Quentin, with the help of his friends Radar, Lacey, and Ben search for clues to tell them where Margo is. Although the closer they get to finding Margo, the more Quentin wonders: was she the girl he thought she was all along? And are they too late to find her?
“In the beginning, I have to say I was very confused,” Mildred said.”As I kept reading [though], everything started making sense. I started to fall in love with the characters.”
John Green has definitely captivated the young adult audience of today. From Looking for Alaska to The Fault in Our Stars and his much-watched “Crash Course” and “vlogbrothers” videos, he has become one of the most well-known authors in our society.
“I think John Green has a great ability to weave stories that captivate people’s interests, while remaining funny and relatable to people who are in the process of mentally establishing themselves in relation to the world,” junior Michelle Blum said when asked why she believed John Green has become as popular as he has among teenagers today.
“His diction is very specific and elaborate,” said junior Joseph Dorado. “He’s also very articulate. His words just seem to flow.”
“I like his writing style because it’s relatable,” Emily Gerr, another junior, said. “It’s written from the perspective of a teenager, someone our age.”
Paper Towns is looking like it will be a must-see for John Green fans. Regardless of whether you have read the book or not, this movie is certainly going to be one you will not want to miss.