Media and Review
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Book Review
By Caitie Swallow, Year 9
If you think this is a film, then you are correct. The 2014 film adaptation was based on the novel of the same name, written by John Green, who also wrote Paper Towns.
It is about a 16-year old girl called Hazel Grace Lancaster, who was diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, and as a result, she has to have an oxygen machine at all times. At the Support Group in the “Literal Heart of Jesus,” (in the basement of a church), she meets a 17-year old boy called Augustus (Gus) Waters, who previously had osteosarcoma which liked his leg so much that it took it and now he has a fake leg. Gus at the start of the book “is on a rollercoaster that only goes up my friend”.
Over the course of the novel, Hazel and Gus form a firm friendship that buds into something romantic. Along the way, they end up in Amsterdam chasing after Hazel’s dream to meet the author Peter Van Houten; however, cruel cancer overshadows each step the fragile young lovers take.
If you do want to read this novel, ensure you have tissues ready!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer Review
By Emily Balaiss, Year 10
If you haven’t already, go watch the trailer before reading this article.
The trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been out for a couple of months now and it has released some information about the new film.
The first thing we see is Hogwarts and possibly MACUSA Auras Apperating, which we know is forbidden at Hogwarts because of the charm that has been placed. We then see the young Albus Dumbledore in what looks like the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. We then learn that Newt Scamander is headed to Paris, working under Dumbledore’s orders.
We then see Tina looking very gothic and then we see Jacob in a room with a lot of magical creatures and he gets very excited when Newt says “we’re going somewhere” to him.
We then see Credence (yes, he is alive) and some other young lady, who is carrying a new kind of blood curse called Malidictus, which means that at one point she will turn into a beast and will never turn back to a human. We then get to see our first look at Leta Lestrange in some kind of a party, looking very confused. And we then see someone (most likely to be Dumbledore) looking at what looks like a family tree.
And then we get the first look at the circus where Credence could have possible run off to. In that circus, Credence starts smashing things which could mean that he is angry about something. We then see what looks like an epic battle between Newt and his brother Theseus and possibly Grindelwald.