This review is going to be on the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’m writing this review next, because I literally just finished reading it, & I’m still in complete amazement. This book, this book, this book.
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, & that’s really saying something. John Green is a genius. His writing style is incredible. Not only do I think he perfectly captures the essence of a teenage girl, but he finds a way to completely pull his readers into his story. He just has a way of writing that makes you unable to put the book down. I finished this book in one day. I just couldn’t stop. I will tell you that I cried several times throughout this book. If I were you, I’d prepare myself for that. Here’s a short overview –
The main character is Hazel Lancaster. She is afflicted with terminal thyroid cancer, which has ruined her lungs enough to necessitate the use of an oxygen tank wherever she goes. It is during a support meeting, that her mother convinces her to go to, that she is introduced to Augustus Waters. Augustus immediately catches Hazel’s attention. Augustus soon becomes the object of her affection, & they take you on an eye-opening & spectacular journey.
Now, I’ve heard a few people complain that Hazel & Augustus aren’t realistic characters. That two teenagers wouldn’t speak or act the way that they do. I disagree with this completely. Not all teenagers are the same. There are thousands of teenagers who break the mold, & are extremely mature for their age. I think the perfect example of these mature & unique people would be the ones who are living with, or are survivors, of cancer. I myself am a survivor of cervical cancer, & while I didn’t have to go through the excruciating experiences several other cancer patients have to go through, it did change me. I find these characters to be extremely realistic, & wonderful. This book surpassed all of my expectations. You would think that a book that makes a person cry so much would be depressing, but it’s not. I laughed out loud several times throughout the book. Green does a fantastic job of telling this story with humor, grace, & honesty. This was my first book by John Green, & I have every intention of purchasing others. I’m sure you all know that The Fault in Our Stars has been made into a movie. Even though we all know that the book is always much better than the movie, I am excited to see the movie. I hope they do the characters & their story justice. In conclusion, in case you couldn’t already tell, I 100% suggest this book to all readers. Even if you normally don’t read Young Adult, I think you should give this one a try! I fell in love with this story, & I hope you will too.