Book Review: The fault in our stars

Author: John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, 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 behind.

Damn…..I am trying not to cry! πŸ™

β€œSometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
This is why I love reading. This book is amazing, even though it made me cry. I am glad I read it. 
John Green, is really talented. Why haven’t I read more of his work?. Well I sure, am going to. 
I laughed, I cried and I fell in love. This one is going to my favorite shelf.
 It’s really well-written. Each and every line is beautiful and deserves to be quoted. 

β€œI fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

β€œThat’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt.”

β€œYou don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” 

Hazel Grace, she is the incredibly like-able. She is witty, sarcastic, brave and so real. My heart goes out to her. She has such a tough life and yet she manages to be strong. That’s really impressive! 
She was never whiny or melodramatic. John Green has done a great job writing from a female perspective. 
Augustus, he is a great guy. I wish he had a different fate. I wish so many things for him. But like he says, The world is not a wish granting factory”. 
He and Hazel were adorable together. There story was so sweet and romantic. I am so glad they found each other. 
The book is so honest, it touched my heart. It’s something you will treasure on your bookshelf.
I like how it ended. I like how it began and I loved everything in between.
Go and buy it!

                                               Check out the trailer!

               John Green reads the first chapter of the book here
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7 thoughts on “Book Review: The fault in our stars”

  1. I read The Fault in Our Stars and I gave it 5 stars as well. πŸ™‚

    If you liked Hazel's character, you'll like John Green's other books as well. His staple characters are always witty, sarcastic, and brave. πŸ™‚

    On the other hand, I didn't like Augustus that much, and didn't really shed any tears. But it was still a great book.

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