John Green is not writing a sequel to his critically acclaimed novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” even though there’s been rumors floating around that he is.
The author shut down the rumors in a tweet on Monday morning after announcing that he got back on social media to wish someone happy birthday. That started a conversation between Green and his fans and he eventually announced that he’s working on a new book. From there, he addressed speculation that there would be a sequel to "The Fault in Our Stars," which he shot down.
According to Deadline, the 2014 film “The Fault in Our Stars” grossed $300 million at the box office, which would explain its popularity as well as the book’s. Plus, it could explain how the rumors of a sequel began and why people would desperately want one. As far as whether there will be a part two of the screen adaptation, actress Shailene Woodley said if it were to be done, it wouldn’t be fair for the people who love the main character Hazel Grace.
“I think one of the beautiful things about ending his book in the way that he did, it sort of reflected the way the author ended his book in ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ and so I thought that was really creative,” she told MTV. “Death is something that just comes, as is life and for us to create a sequel, I think is unfair to all the other people who have ideas in their head about where Hazel’s life goes.”
For those unfamiliar with the book and the film, “The Fault in Our Stars” follows two cancer-stricken teenagers who meet and fall in love. In the past few years, Green has become a source of comfort for those who either have the illness or know someone who does. It’s something that he talked about before the movie was released.
“The book has had such a wonderful reach that I’ve gotten to talk to people about it who I never imagined would read it — young people living with cancer, parents who have lost kids — That’s tremendously rewarding to me,” he said in a 2014 interview with The Washington Post. “So I’m very grateful for that and grateful that so many people have responded to the book so generously.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Green’s next book will have something to do with Indiana’s White River, which he stated during a Q&A in April.