Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

They Align When They Align

Deja spelled out D*E*J*A on the NameTrains (Joey Kulkin photo)

BENNINGTON -- She's 11 and just two months shy of the 6th grade.

What's your favorite book?

Deja, as in vu, stood on the other side of the marble bank counter. The wheels spun but she couldn't think of an answer. Always a tough question when you're put on the spot.

OK then, what book are you reading right now?

Didn't need more than a second: "The Fault in Our Stars!"

Too funny. I told Deja about the Gotham City writer who wrote about the book the other day. It's the rage of the literary world.

So, what's it about?

"It's about 2 teenagers. One of their names is Hazel and the other is Augustus -- the call him Gus. Hazel has cancer in her lungs. She says that one day she's going to blow up. And they fall in love."

I heard there are a lot of themes in the book. And everyone on the planet is reading it.

"It's a mix. It's a sad story and a love story -- and about happiness."

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