Today, I am excited to be sharing my review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green with you all.
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.
The Fault in Our Stars has been hyped up so much over the years, and it seems as though everyone has read this book. This was actually the main reason why I hadn’t read it, because I didn’t think it was going to live up to the hype, or my expectations. But, in December, I finally read it for the first time, and now I wish I had read it sooner!
From the very beginning, I really liked Hazel. Her attitude towards her illness is incredible. She just gets on with it, and even manages to make jokes about it. She doesn’t put up with people who put a downer on things, she just accepts what is happening, and it shows how incredibly strong she is. Not a lot of adults would have that response to the prognosis Hazel was given, let alone 16 year olds.
I loved the the relationship building between Hazel and Augustus, from the very first moment they met. Their outlooks on life are very similar, and their interactions were so much fun, some of which made me laugh out loud. Also, the way they talk about literature together is a joy to read. Augustus is so genuine, and selfless. He puts everyone else’s needs above his own, no matter what, especially Hazel’s.
This story is so heart warming, heart breaking, honest, emotional, and every other emotion you can think of. John Green made this book feel so real. A book hasn’t made me cry as much as this in a very long time, and I think it will be a while before another book makes me feel the way that The Fault in Our Stars has. This is a book that I will probably re-read many times in the future.
It has taken me a while to get this review up, because I just couldn’t figure out how to put my feelings about the book in to words, and I still can’t, which is why I’ve kept it so short. Am I heartbroken? Completely. This book absolutely broke me, and over a month later I’m still not over it. BUT, am I still going to put myself through the devastation of watching the movie for the first time? Of course I am, but I’m going to be extremely prepared, with a box of tissues close to hand.
I give The Fault in Our Stars a 5 star rating!
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