The Fault In Our Stars Book Review
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, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
There is a dialogue in the book…”That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt”, that’s exactly what the book did to me. The beauty of this book is, it made me laugh, made me fall in love, had me wallowing in sorrow and finally took a part of me. This book is about friendship, love, hope, courage, pain and infinities.
Hazel’s life is numbered as she is suffering from cancer. She happens to meet Augustus “Gus” Waters in a cancer support group. Both take a liking for each other. The slow building of their relationship, their light banter, unharmful flirting keeps the reader hooked. It’s a successful formula used by author John Green. Young adult fiction, with deadly cancer for the protagonist and her love interest. Throw a bit of humor and heart wrenching dialogues. The readers are sold. The main highlight of the book is its characters Hazel and Gus.
Hazel is a strong willed girl. She knows her days are numbered, yet you don’t see her wallowing in it. Instead she leads her life as happily as she can so that her parents are happy. Now her love interest Augustus Waters, he is like a dream come true for the teenage girls out there. Who wouldn’t love to have a person like him by their side? I fell in love with that character instantly. He is funny, easy going, understanding, loving and he is real. He too has his ups and downs; still he gets up with a smile and fights.
The characters are not perfect, they have their flaws and that’s what makes them perfect for the readers. I was emotionally invested into the story throughout the book. This book is probably one of best books I happened to stumble upon.
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: Slowly, and then all at once.”
After reading this book, I have started appreciating each and every second of my life. I have realized that the world is not a wish granting factory.
The book is well edited. You don’t see any unwanted characters or situation throughout the book. It’s a complete page turner. I rate this book 4.5 star.
Few of my favorite dialogues of this book are:
“My Thoughts are stars, I can’t fathom into Constellations”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices”
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
“Maybe ‘okay’ will be our ‘always”
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Page Count: 317
Year of Publication: 2012
Characters: Hazel Grace Lancaster, Augustus Waters
Genre: YA Fiction
About the author
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor and editor. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. The 2014 film adaptation opened at number one at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Another film based on a Green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015.