Sure, Shailene Woodley might be “Divergent,” but you’re really going to want to know about the girl whose star won’t go out. The actress is set to star in the movie adaptations for not one but TWO YA bestsellers: Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series and John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” which means Woodley’s star is definitely on the rise. But what about the girl whose star won’t go out?
We promise to share our hopes and dreams for the “Divergent” movies in another post, but for now we have to focus on Green’s YA novel. If you haven’t had a chance to read the bestseller yet, fair warning: there will be tears (spoiler: yours).
Green, who is one half of the YouTube phenomenon vlogbrothers, dedicated the novel to his friend and nerdfighter Esther Earl. FYI: Nerdfighters fight against world suck. Although Esther was a teen who had cancer, Green has always been adamant that “TFiOS” is not Esther’s story.
And though Esther might be “resting in awesome,” that doesn’t mean we’ll never get to hear her story. As Green announced on his Tumblr, Esther’s story will be told in “This Story Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl.” It will feature an introduction by Green as well as “diary entries and sketches from Esther.”
If you’re looking for a way to continue Esther’s legacy, you can buy a bracelet here. The proceeds will go directly to the This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation, an organization “founded by Esther's family to benefit families of children with cancer and other projects in Esther's memory."
If you want to get involved in the fight against cancer, you can find resources on the American Cancer Society’s site. For those of you who can’t wait until January 2014 to purchase the book, you can preorder Esther’s book here.
While you’re patiently awaiting Woodley’s movies and the release of “TSWGO,” promise to do one thing for us: DFTBA. Okay? Okay.