Months ago Becky told me to read A Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Had I known initially it was a young adult fiction about kids with cancer, I probably would have cast it off in to the same pile of unread saccharine and trite sentimentality as a Nicholas Sparks story. As it was, I started reading it before I knew anything about it except for that Bex thought I would like it. About 40 pages in and still all of the characters were teenagers I flipped the book over and read "Young Adult," I was like, "that makes sense," but the damage had been done. I devoured that book in one sitting, and then promptly in the same fashion devoured Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns (although I think it took me two days to get through Paper Towns.) I am a fan of John Green.
Unfortunately, I am not a fan of Shailene Woodley.* So much so that I have yet to see the movie of A Fault in our Stars. I'm sure I will eventually despite the huge deterrent. I know that they are two separate entities, but she is just not Hazel Grace. Anyway about the time it came out, Spotify told me I would probably like the new Grouplove song from the soundtrack. I was skeptical, because I am pretentious and hate it when algorithms can predict so correctly what I will and won't like. **
Fact: I really like it. As in, I'm listening to it pretty much non-stop these days. So thanks Spotify.
*Courtney, Nancy and I were one day in stitches with her In to the Gloss interview from a few months back.
**Something I don't think I'll ever have to worry about with Netflix' algorithm.
***Also when googling how to spell her name I discovered that James Franco,
Dave Franco and Theo James are three separate individuals. I had no