It's the first Friday of the month which means it's time for another book trailer!
This month the spotlight is on The Fault In Our Stars by the talented John Green. This is one author who, unlike some other authors whose names I will not mention, has no trouble creating a second, third, fourth, etc., book just as awesome as his first. I absolutely LOVED Looking For Alaska, enjoyed the road trip with Colin in An Abundance of Katherines, and cried my eyes out over Hazel's trials in The Fault In Our Stars. After reading the book, I thought I'd check out Mr. Green's book trailer for his new best seller. It's a good thing I read the book first.
After reading the book Time Magazine called “damn near genius,” I was ready for a book trailer that matched the writing; that is not what I got. This thirty one second trailer features kids on a swing, presumably a nod to a small reference from Hazel's regret over her inability to swing due to her cancer. If I hadn't read a comment below the trailer, I'm not sure I would have even remembered the comment. This trailer does little to share the emotions conveyed in the story and does nothing to peak my interest in reading the book. Thankfully, I had read the book before I saw the trailer, or I might have missed a good read.
I was also surprised by the brevity of this trailer since John Green is a famous author and Penguin is a large publishing house. I guess when you have a following as large as Mr. Green's you don't need to spend big bucks on a trailer. On a positive note, I did like the music.
If you haven't read The Fault In Our Stars, don't let the book trailer stop you, it really is a good read. In fact, if you really want to get an idea of how awesome the book is, watch the trailer below, made by a fan, before you scroll down to watch the official version. This trailer tells the story, and manages to capture the emotions of the book. This trailer made me want to read the book again. This trailer is what a good book trailer is all about. Before you ask, no, I don't know the creator of the book trailer, I just like their work.