Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (31)

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. 



  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 8, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9780142424179

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John Green is a New York Times bestselling author who has received numerous awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. John is also the cocreator (with his brother, Hank) of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe. John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.





REVIEW:
Tissues, please!!
What an incredible story!
Augustus is an admirable young man, that I am still at a loss over.  I feel deeply crushed, and can only imagine how Hazel feels. 
Cancer.
It hits every family, somehow. Sad to think, but even sadder when they don't get to live a long full life like the rest of us. As a parent, the idea of a child dying before them is crushing. But it happens. Not just in story.
This story felt so real. I have to wonder if the author was greatly affected by something like this. It was just so raw at times.
I can't wait to watch the movie. I know how much I bawled through the book so I will definitely be prepared... still, I'm anxious to see if the film lives up to the book, which I liked a lot.
A great start to reading John Green's books. I don't plan on stopping here.

5/5


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3 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book but I saw the movie (broke my own rule) and loved it.

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    1. The book has elements that the movie doesn't. I liked it just a little better. (My movie review is coming soon.)

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  2. I still haven't read this yet! Have enjoyed several of his other books!

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