The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
January 2012, Dutton Books
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Thoughts: We all know people suffering from cancer. I know people who have died from this disease and who have beat it and are thriving today. It is a terrible thing that seems to be growing and spreading more rapidly than ever. I loved this book because it gives you a glimpse into the mind of a person fighting cancer.
The main characters – Hazel and Gus describe cancer and talk about it in a very different way than I’ve ever thought about it personally. I loved everything about this novel. I feel like everyone should read it because in some way or another, we are all affected by cancer. Whether it is because of a loved one suffering from it, or a friend. It is a remarkable story. What would you do if you were diagnosed and knew you didn’t have much longer to live? Where would you go for your last big hoorah? I gave this book 5 stars.
Blogger Ash says
I was pleasently surprised by this one too!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
C Williams says
Wow, I may have to check this 1 out. This is a subject that many avoid reading about, but sounds from your review like it was well done.
Aimee Fauci says
I have had this pinned to read for forever now! I need to get on the ball and read it…
Lins - Domesticated Working Woman says
I think YA lit is some of the best lit written today. My students are eating up all of John Green's books and Amazon offers a sampling of 4 of his novels for free on Kindle.
good choice and review! it was sad but amazing, and i can't wait for the movie to come out! Xo
Nexlegacy Performance Institute says
I'm going to have to check this out! I've seen this book floating around and it sounds interesting.
Megan C. Stroup says
I absolutely loved the dialogue in this book. If the film sticks to the script, I think this will translate well to a movie.