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.
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I came into this book with expectations. I’d been told it was very sad. Hazel, the main character, has cancer of the lungs. I guess I felt I was prepared for it. I wasn’t. What I thought was pretty straight-forward and predictable totally took me by surprise!
This book has something special about it. It has a searching tone to it which makes it intriguing. The characters are sweet and raw. They know what suffering is and it has an effect on who they are. 💛
It’s also heartbreaking, just knowing that these characters have experienced so much death and are left guessing as to who of their cancer support group will be next. It raises some very valid points such as how men dying in battle are depicted as heroes in history, yet people who die of illness are forgotten or swept into a collective category. It was very thought-provoking.
It is also one of the most emotional books I have ever read! It takes a lot for a book to make me cry, but this one certainly succeeded.
1) Did this book inspire me?
It’s not much of a positive, motivating book, however it did inspire me to make the most of the time that I am privileged to have on Earth. 😉
2) Was this book humorous?
There were some funny parts, but it is ultimately a serious and sad story.
3) Did this book make me cry?
So you know by now that I cried. The question is, how many times? *drum roll* Six times. It wasn’t just crying either. I felt so sympathetic to pretty much all of these characters that I basically hurt for them. 😭
4) Would I reread this book?
5) Would I recommend this book to a friend?
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Have you read this book or watched the movie adaption? Who is your favourite character?