The Fault in Our Stars: What Happened Next?


The Fault in Our Stars: What Happened Next?

I reviewed The Fault in Our Stars back in February 2012, a month after it came out. The book is about two teens with cancer who meet at a hospital support group.

What Happened After That?

Immediately after the book's publication, Fox 2000 Pictures optioned the rights to adapt The Fault in Our Stars into a movie.

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber and Josh Boone wrote the adapted screenplay, with Josh Boone directing the film.  Shailene Woodley starred as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as Augustus.

Filming took place in the summer and fall of 2013, with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, doubling for the novel's setting of Indianapolis, and included some location shooting in Amsterdam, where Hazel and Ansel go to track down the reclusive author Peter van Houton.

The film was released on June 6, 2014 and  grossing over $300 million worldwide against its small budget of $12 million.

Looking Back on The Fault in Our Stars in 2023

This book started a huge 2012-2016 trend of YA Illness Books, both physical illness and life threatening mental illness.

In 2014, the Daily Dot asked, "is John Green the Nicholas Sparks of YA Literature?" Ouch. 

People also discussed whether there was a "John Green bump," meaning that his endorsement of authors like Rainbow Rowell launched them onto the bestseller lists. 

In 2015, Green's 2008 book Paper Towns was adapted into a movie starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.

In 2017, John Green published a new YA book, Turtles All the Way Down.

In 2019, Green's 2005 book Looking for Alaska was adapted into a series on Hulu.

In 2021 Green published a book of personal essays called The Anthropocene Reviewed.

In 2023 Green has joined advocates in calling out companies for better access to TB tests and treatment.

Then in 2023, John Green tweeted about his next book:

Hmmm... looks like John Green is going back to 2012 with a new book about quirky teens fighting tuberculosis. What do you think? Will you read it???


  1. This is such a fun post, Jen! Hmm, new John Green. That is exciting.

    1. Thanks, Sam. Interesting that he's going back to that trope. lol I can't remember how to respond to comments in Blogger anymore. I'm going to message you for help!

  2. I didn't remember that the movie came out so soon after the book. I definitely remember what a phenomenon this book was, though!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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