Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Genre: YA, romance, contemporary
NOT IN SERIES
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Pages: 313 (hardcover)
How I Got the Book: Bought audiobook
For More Information: Goodreads Link
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.
I can’t stop crying. I just- NO. WHY John Green??? WHY?!?! Just- *wipes always tears that keep falling*
Okay. I’m okay.
I believe something needs to be said-actually, a lot of things need to be said but I need to say this first. I totally recommend this book to be listened to instead of read. For me, I got the luxury of reading it on my kindle and listening to it but I found so many weird dance words that I couldn’t pronounce so with the audiobook help, everything was much more convenient. Additionally, the narrator had a beautiful voice that was played well.
Due to my incoherent mind, this review will be a rather horrible sob of mix matched words.
Hazel Grace is a cogent female heroine. Beautiful, smart, relatable, strong and realistic person. John Green, you are amazingly cruel yet awesome at the same time. I hate you for many things now, but I love you for more reasons. For example, the characters you created in this book. Augustus Waters….I don’t think I can say anything without leaving spoilers, and I hate spoilers so let us say that he was equally strong, and had some adorable charming features.
The chemistry Hazel and Gus had was phenomenally the best I’ve encountered for some time. It was just so perfect and not dragging on and on. I just love them sooooo much!!
Death is great. No really, if the author can properly incorporate it, it is essentially a masterpiece. The Fault In Our Stars successfully made me cry for a long time, just sobbing and wailing. If I ever find out that there was a sequel, which most likely will not happen, I’d flip out and write a one million paged rant. I have no idea where I’ve been these years, why didn’t I read this earlier?!?!? Once again, I’m sorry guys but I don’t feel quipped to write a thorough, educated/posh like review. After all, “The world is not a wish granting factory.”
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