Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Release Date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Dutton
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 313 pages
Source: Purchased
Series: Stand alone

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 behind.

I finished it just now.
And let me tell you that I am depressed. This book was sad but happy. I got invested with the plot and the characters. This book helped me to pick up the small beautiful things that adds up to different elements…we call it life. This book is deep like an ocean yet realistic like anything the naked eye can see.
Its my first time reading a book by John Green and I don’t think it should be the last one.
The writing was like it just came out of a 17 year old girl for real. So realistic and so beautiful
The love between Hazel and Gus was the most beautiful thing ever. It was real love, not peppy love. I loved everything about it.
I don’t know what else to say other than: Thank you, John Green, for writing this book. It's what all of us need to awaken our almost dead emotions.
And by the way, it maybe a young adult book but any age range will enjoy it, for sure. 


Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

I totally agree that any age will enjoy it and I also adored Hazel and Augustus's 'real love' so perfect! And it really was a sad, but happy read. This was the first John Green book I've read too and I definitely need to read the others now!

Sasha @ The Bookshelf said...

That book sounds beautiful. Definitely adding it to my TBR pile, even though it sounds like a really sad story. Thanks!


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