February 2, 2012

Review of "Fault In Our Stars"

"The Fault In Our Stars"
by John Green
My Rating:
 Pub. Date: January 10, 2012
Pages: 318
Publisher: Penguin Group
Source: Bought
Edition: Hardcover

Synopsis: 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.

"The Fault in Our Stars" is my favorite book by John Green.  I had serious issues putting it down.  I stayed up WAY too late two nights in a row reading it.  If I didn't have a job, I would have read it in one sitting.  I don't think I've had a crush on a book this hard since "The Hunger Games".  

Why is this book so swoon worthy?  The character are AWESOME.  Hazel and Augustus are characters with depth and personality.  They may not have talked like your average teenager, but they've been through more in a few years than most people go through in an entire lifetime- makes sense to me.  This is especially true in Hazel's case- she is way beyond the intellectual level of most high school students and John Green shows this through her dialog.  Isaac is another great character that I kind of wish had more face time.  

Of course the book had more than just great characters.  "The Fault In Our Stars" was beautifully written with a fantastic plot.  I have to admit I had no idea what the book was about before I bought it.  I just knew that John Green had a new book and I HAD to read it.  The book is about teenagers battling cancer so it does tear at the heartstrings, but is also hilarious.  John Green is one of the masters of mixing devastating issues with humorous dialog and hi jinks.

This is a must read book!  I am just going to wrap up my review now because you just have to go out and read it.  This is a book that will permanently live on my bookcase and I will lightly nudge my future children to read.  I say nudge but I'll probably end up being like "OMG YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK OR I'LL GROUND YOU FOR LIFE!!!". Just kidding, I would probably just use reverse psychology and tell them they aren't allowed to read it.  I think this review just got weird... In short, the book is LEGENDARY.

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