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‘Paper Towns’ movie adaptation in the works

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There’s good news out of Hollywood for John Green fans. Deadline announced yesterday that Fox 2000 has made a deal to bring Green’s 2009 novel Paper Towns to the big screen. The news comes three months before the set release of The Fault in our Stars, the movie adaptation of his 2012 novel.

Fox 2000 is also responsible for The Fault in our Stars, and actor/musician Nat Wolff will be in both movies. Also returning from the Fault set are writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen.

Aside from his 2005 debut Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars is perhaps Green’s most popular novel (it still tops the New York Times bestseller list today), But Paper Towns is your YA Fiction Examiner’s favorite. The novel follows 17-year-old Quentin Jacobson, an Orlando native who has had a crush on his neighbor, the beautiful but mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman, for years. Margo barely pays Quentin any attention, until one night just weeks before graduation, when she enlists him in an all night revenge campaign against her cheating boyfriend. But the next day, she disappears. Since Margo is 18, there’s not much the police can do, and her parents think she’s simply run away for the umpteenth time. So Quentin goes on his own mission to find her, using clues he thinks she left behind just for him.

Green is arguably one of the most popular contemporary YA authors. His books have won the prestigious Printz Award, topped the bestseller lists, and The Fault in our Stars trailer broke 3 million views in 24 hours. (Paper Towns won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best YA Mystery.)

With all this attention and hype surrounding his works, it’s no doubt this upcoming Paper Towns movie will be a success. Will you go see it or The Fault in our Stars when they’re released?

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