Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars is a Best Selling Young Adult Contemporary Romance Novel by John Green. I read the ebook copy from May 01 to 06, 2014

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The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

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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 was something I didn’t really want to read. It seemed like a very sad book, felt like it was heavy and would bring out all the #feels. What made me read it was its popularity and finding out that the movie was coming out soon. Also, it seemed like everybody has already read it and are raving about how good it is. So I got myself an ebook copy.

I liked the cover because it’s blue. And simple. And it actually called out to me when I first saw it at the book store. After reading the blurb, I wasn’t really interested because I knew how it was going to end.

Hazel Grace is dying. It’s a miracle that she’s alive. She goes to support group and where she meets Augustus, who was there for his friend. There was an attraction and sweet moments and romance and you’ll feel sad because you know there’s really no happy ending here, but you keep reading.

There’s a grand gesture where, as a reader, makes you fall in love with Augustus, like Hazel Grace. They’re perfect for each other, they have to be because one or both of them would die in the end.

Their conversations are too perfect, too deep, a lot of big words are thrown out there that I had to use the built-in dictionary to find out its meaning. Not that I recall what they are and like I’d ever use them in my conversations.

There’s now a thing when I read books where the main character puts a cigarette in his mouth but doesn’t light it, and in my head, I would go, “it’s a metaphor.”

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read or seen the movie yet.

I knew Augustus would die. Hazel Grace can’t just drop dead and then who would tell the story? It would be like her favorite book, Imperial Afflictions. But even after knowing he would die, it didn’t stop the tears. I was not able to pace myself for the end and I cried like I was Hazel Grace and lost the love of my life.

I guess one of the things that bothered me a bit was the time they had sex. Hazel Grace already has a hard time breathing on her own right? Even with the oxygen tank, it’s not easy. And then they go and have sex. Wouldn’t that have made it harder for her? IDK. I guess it just proves that if there’s a will, there’s a way. Lol.

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    […] sale last March, mostly because I remember the movie, which it was based on, was hilarious, and after reading The Fault In Our Stars, I wanted to read something light and funny that will take my mind off Augustus and Hazel Grace. I […]

  2. Shaun Hoobler
    21 September, 2014

    Not really a fan of this book. The characters aren’t too believable.

    1. Nickle Love
      1 January, 2015

      Yeah, I had the same feeling but it did pull out emotions so there’s that.

  3. Laura W
    3 November, 2015

    I really liked this book even though I could sort of see where it was all going. You’re so right – the feels in this book are just astronomical! Great review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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