The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Published March 6, 2013 by jamiesmilesforu

Ok…ok… How am I supposed to talk about a book that is beyond amazing, I think John Green might become my favorite author.

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The cover is simply beautiful and mysterious in its own way, you can’t explain it, the cover just sums up the whole book in a way. If you have read it you would know what I mean.

Description

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.

Characters

There were three main characters in the story: Hazel, Augustus and a book writer named Peter Van Houten.

Hazel Grace- I loved her throughout the book, she was so funny and insuring. I felt like sometimes she was talking to me personally and I love that. Poor girl survived a lung cancer and now has few more years to live, she is stuck with an oxygen tank that she has to drag everywhere she’s going. Hazel really is a strong character and John Green really has worked hard on her.

Peter Van Houten- He is something I imagine an old, drunk musician or artist that never succeeded would sound and look like. I mean he is the perfect character for this book. Peter is a book writer and Hazel has read his book about 100 times every since she has survived the cancer and what has always bothered her is that the book ends in middle of a speech, so she vent off with Augustus to talk to the writer. He is the type of guy who doesn’t want anything to do with them, but at the end he accepts the two which I found really sweet.

Augustus- He was so good. Really sweet mature guy who cares so much for Hazel although he knows they both might die any minute. The way he speaks makes me smile and how he has a texting relationship with Hazel, he loves reading books and there is a lot of talk about Peter’s book in the story which leads him to fall in love with Hazel.

Plot

The plot was quick although it did have some talking at the beginning where we get to know how Hazel thinks about the world after the cancer, let me tell you it is very extraordinary indeed, I got a look at the world differently and that got me to tears three times. Also there is the explanation monologue about why the book is called The Fault in Our Stars, I loved it. Hazel basically has that moment of where she says that people like her and Augustus: their stars(meaning when people read the future and life in stars) aren’t different from any other person’s, its just that they have a fault in them. (That made me cry for the second time, eye roll). Than THE END! Oh My God! I cried like a baby, I couldn’t help myself, so heartbreaking, restless and tragic! Then we are left with that last sentence of the book that just makes you want to scream! It’s the type of ending which leaves you cliffhanging, but at the same time concludes everything. 

Romance

The best love story ever! It wasn’t very in-you-face-type-of-love-story. There were some moments thats hold have made you feel cheesy, like usually I feel creeped out by them, but not this one, which made me extremely happy indeed. I thought it was sweet and simple,I imagine that real love must be like that: sweet and simple.

Songs

Born to Die-Lana Del Rey, River Flows in You-Yiruma (piano peace), Colorblind- Counting Crows, Every Tear Drop is a Water Fall-Coldplay.

The Fault in Our Stars left me breathless…

 

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