Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Released: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton
Page Amount: 318, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Hazel)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=98/100  A+

 Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves

This was a powerful, poignant novel. This was the first book by John Green that I have read, and I'm sure it won't be the last. I usually have difficulty reading books by a male author, but this book went beyond my expectations. Green nailed the female perspective and added some wit and humor. This book is definitely not your typical "cancer book". Instead of being completely sad and hopeless, the characters in this book brought life to this book and made light of a serious situation. The writing was an honest, realistic view of teens living with cancer.   

The Fault in Our Star's characters were perfect. I know some people who have been living with cancer for their entire life and John Green nailed every little bit of these characters' attitudes. Hazel was such an inspiration. She was tough and strong and I really admired that. It's sometimes hard to find such a strong female protagonist in YA these days. I really loved how she didn't want to hurt anyone around her, it showed her soft side. Augustus was also so great. He was so compassionate and tough. I really loved seeing where their relationship would go. I really became close to all of the characters throughout the book. It killed me when one of them was hurt. They were more than just descriptions on a page.      

The ending... ah it made me cry. I really didn't want this book to end. It was a beautiful novel from the first sentence to the last word. Honestly, I think that everyone should read this book just because it gave me a new meaning of life. The characters with cancer in this book were happy and normal, but they were thankful to be alive. I know that I appreciate life much more after reading this book, and I hope that it's the same way for you.

My Favorite Part: The powerful emotion. I laughed, I cried, I fell deeply in love with this book.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's super amazing!

Thank you all for reading! I really hope this book touched your heart as much as it did mine.

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥


  1. AH i loved this book too! I definitely recommend Looking for Alaska by him! :)

  2. I think you'll like his other books! TFIOS was his first girl narrator, so it's different. I'm glad you liked it, though! I did too. SUCH a great book. :)

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.


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