Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars Book Cover The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Dutton Books
January 10th 2012

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

As I write this review I am crying. It’s not one of things that I normally do but this book just got to me.

I don’t normally read this type of book but I am glad I did. One of the things I kick myself for is not reading this book before I watched the movie. As I was reading all I could picture was the movie in my head and that annoyed me but by no means does it mean this book was bad because it wasn’t it was beautiful and soul crushing.

The whole concept of this book is depressing. Cancer is depressing and it sucks. But it felt more like cancer took a backseat in this book. Don’t worry it was still there but the whole interaction between Hazel and Augustus was just heart wrenching.

I loved Hazel as a character. She wasn’t one of those people who made others feel sorry for her just because she was going to inevitably die. She was so very aware of what was happening to herself and her body. She was a brilliant character.

But my favourite character award goes to the one and only; Augustus Waters.

He was not your typical character and the strength and love he showed within this book made me ugly cry. I loved him as a character as a whole. The twist the John Green gave at the end tore my heart out and made me cry even more.

This book is an emotional roller coaster and I just completely fell in love with it.

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