It’s with puffy eyes that I write this post about the NYC premiere of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Puffy eyes because I spent two hours last night ugly crying as I watched Gus and Hazel on screen. The TFIOS scene at Zigfield Theatre was overwhelming. There were throngs of screaming fans–mostly fangirls, so the decibels were high pitched and LOUD–and a blue carpet instead of a red carpet. Inside the theatre things were calmer, although the tween girls behind me were VERY excited about meeting the brother of Ansel Elgort (aka Augustus Waters). Before the film, the producers, director, screenwriters, and actors were announced to loud cheers. But the loudest cheers of all went to John Green, the author of the book. I thought it was awesome that people were most excited about him.… Continue

DIVERGENT Review: Theo James is beautiful & Girl Power to the MAX

Editor’s note: Spoilers (and the abnormally beautiful Theo James) ahead! Read at your own risk. A week ago today, the young adult phenomenon DIVERGENT–the big screen adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s wildly popular series–was released in theaters. And as an avid reader of all things YA and anything with an even remotely feminist undercurrent, I was there on opening night. If you haven’t read the book, you should go read it right now. But to save us both some time, here are the basics. In this world, the entire population is split into Factions: Abnegation (the selfless) Candor (the honest) Erudite (the intelligent) Amity (the peaceful) and Dauntless (the BADASSES! AKA the fearless) Tris, our heroine (played by the lovely and extremely talented Shailene Woodley), was born into Abnegation, and… Continue