The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Publisher: Penguin Books
First published January 10th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”
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.
I absolutely adore this book. It’s the second time I’m reading it – although it’s my first in English – and I feel that I even loved it more this time around. I cried my heart out and it definitely pushed me out of my reading slump.
If you’ve never read this book, this is about Hazel. She has cancer and although they found a way of stabilizing it, it will never be possible to actually cure her. She will always have cancer, she will always die of it and the only thing that she can do is trying to live her life as good as possible. But one day her perspective of life totally changes, when she meets Augustus at a cancer support group.
This book is beautiful, it’s emotional, funny and utterly sad. It breaks my heart every time I read it and still… I would always choose to read it. I love the story and the way it is told. There’s a lot of surprises in it. A lot of good moments and clever and charismatic characters.
I absolutely love Hazel. I think she is the wittiest person ever and I LOVE her humor. I love her way of thinking… It’s really easy to connect with her and I like how she is very grown up – which I’m guessing her life didn’t give her much of a choice in that -but, at the same time, she has some cute childish part too. She is amazing and I couldn’t have hoped for a better friend than Augustus. He is another amazing character and I absolutely adore him. He is upbeat, weird, funny and just the sweetest character ever! They are just so much fun together… It’s unreal!
John Green’s writing is really interesting. This book talks a lot about cancer and death in general but it still manages to be not only emotional but also funny. Which is my favorite part – the humor! This is the type of humor I love. It might not be for everybody but it’s just perfect for me. I feel that the book is just perfectly balanced and I loved the character development, the romance and how surprising some things were. It really has some deep feelings and thoughts and I think it should be read by everyone.
This book is beautiful and it even has a movie, which I still need to see – I will definitely try to see it pretty soon! – but the book is definitely worth reading and I could not recommend it more.
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