Book News: Heroes at Fault

Book News: Heroes at Fault


Cancer survivors are cast in a film, Lance Armstrong catches a break, and Mario Vargas Llosa writes a new book.

FangirlRainbow Rowell’s bestselling YA novel Fangirl was chosen as the first book in Tumblr’s brand-new Reblog Book Club.


WisemanRosalind Wiseman is also an expert when it comes to young adults: her parenting book Queen Bees and Wannabes inspired the Tina Fey-helmed film Mean Girls. Now, her Masterminds and Wingmen will focus on teen boys.


FaultReal teen cancer survivors have been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.


LanceMeanwhile, the group of readers who sued cancer survivor Lance Armstrong over misrepresentations in his books just lost their case.


TexasAnd Lance has won a spot or two in the freshly announced Texas Book Festival lineup. Let’s hope this cheers him up—he’s had enought to deal with lately, with what being stripped of his medals for his use of performance enhancement drugs.


MedalAt least one medal has been returned, though. In particular, a Medal of Honor awarded to Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain for heroism in 1893 was recently found inside a book and returned to its late owner’s native town of Maine.


VargasLlosaThe Discreet Hero has been unveiled as Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa’s next book.

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.