‘The Fault in Our Stars’ movie trailer hits; the book is on top

Shailene Woodley, left, stars in the upcoming film "The Fault in Our Stars," adapted from the book by John Green, right.
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On Wednesday, the trailer for the film “The Fault In Our Stars” was posted online. On Thursday, the novel was on top of Amazon’s bestseller list.

The film stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel, a girl who meets Gus, a guy (Ansel Elgot) in a cancer support group for teens. Excitement about the film has sent lots of new readers to buy a copy of the book online.

John Green’s young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars” was published in January 2012. Since then, it’s had plenty of time at the top of bestseller lists, including 68 weeks on our own hardcover list.

Green’s books are immensely popular with Amazon customers; he’s ranked No. 2 of all authors on the site. But the film’s momentum may be bringing him new readers still.

The movie “The Fault in Our Stars” is coming to theaters June 6. That means there’s about 16 weeks left to read the book before seeing the film.



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