When walking into the movie theater to see ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ I was expecting to fall in love with two characters and leave completely heartbroken. However, neither happened. Instead of only Shailene as Hazel and Ansel as Gus, I fell in love with every character and my heart was more full than ever.
The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters on June 6, and if you’ve read the book, you know what’s coming — even just by seeing the trailer you can guess what to expect. I won’t include any spoilers, but will confirm: yes, you will cry. However, I don’t think I’ve ever left a theater feeling so fulfilled, happy and really believing in young love and being so impressed with two young actors.
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1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not only to other people, but to herself.
2. The goal of a bank account with a few months’ living expenses in it, if she doesn’t have that already. Just in case.
3. Only the phone numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, and roommates she actually wants.
4. A best friend who is like a sister.
5. A space of her own.
6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinks she needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.
7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar…
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