Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault In Our Stars

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Date Published: January 10, 2012

Pages: 336 (hardback)

Genre: YA fiction, romance, realistic fiction

Age Range: 14+


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.

Winner of the 2013 Children's Choice Teen Book of the Year Award.


Simply fantastic, humorous at times, and tragic. I love how John Green made the characters funny and real, and also for showing the darkness of cancer and how families deal with the illness (though this is a work of fiction, small pieces can be a reality). Though I don't want to give away too much of this novel, the click between the characters are great, the plot is wonderful, and the writing is fun and different.

Though the focus isn't just based on the two main characters (love-birds, Gus and Hazel), it's about their struggle with their illness, they're friend Isaac, and more. Keeping you interested with every little detail about their lives. I enjoy the quirky personalities John Green's gives each character, an example would be, Hazel's mother--who gets over excited about every ridiculous holiday.

I love books with a lot of emotion, that can make you feel this overwhelming power of mixed feelings--though this rarely happens unless if you feel a connection with the character(s). This book is one of those rare novels where you feel overwhelmed. It's a tear-jerker, but there are parts that will make you laugh or smile. This book has definitely made it to my favorites bookshelf.

A definite recommend.

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