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Book Review: The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Book review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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 brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

“Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”

JOhn green

If you don’t know this story you might as well live in Mars! I read it in high school and I remember lending it to all my friends. Everyone trying to read it before the movie released! Can’t believe it’s been 8 years since that happened!

Even though it’s been a long time since I read it, I was cleaning out my bookshelf and found this paperback. It’s definitely one of those books that leave a mark in your heart, hence its world known success!

I mean this is a tragic love story between two teenagers surrounded by cancer at different stages of their lives. There’s no way around it…you’re most definitely going to cry. However, you’re also going to laugh so much. Hazel and Gus take over your heart and you have no control over it!

They’re these witty and sassy teenagers that have been dealt with the hardest hand ever. But the universe gave them each other even if for a little while.

Hazel has been depressed after dealing with her illness for around three years. Her mother is afraid she has given up and persuades her to assist a support group. Here she meets Augustus Waters. A handsome 17 year old boy that has been in remission for sometime now. Although he lost a leg, due to a tumor, Gus never lost the will to live. His next mission is to convince Hazel to keep fighting.

They realize they have many things in common including their favorite book “An Imperial Affliction” ! They become kind of obsessive with this story, to the point that Gus uses his Wish to go to Amsterdam with Hazel, and meet the troubled author of this story.

Their love is doomed from the beginning as we all know. They deal with obstacles that are hard enough for any adult, let alone teenagers. Reading this book you’ll most likely notice that Cancer is a true bitch. It not only ruins the lives of the patients but also their families.

The Fault in Our Stars is a sad cancer story but John Green makes it fun in a heartbreaking way. As I said before, you’ll find yourself laughing sometimes. You just can’t help it. But you’ll also cry…a lot!

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