The Fault In Our Stars is huge, so I am definitely a little late on the review. However, I read this book absolutely ages ago, and then I lost it. I have recently redecorated my room (which you can see on my other blog) and I finally found it again. I watched the film a couple of nights ago, and after thoroughly, traumatising myself, I decided to reread the book.
The Fault In Our Stars is a book about Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from cancer, and Augustus Waters who is a survivor. However, this isn’t a cancer book. It is an epic love story in which the characters happen to have/had cancer. After meeting at a cancer support group, Gus is instantly enraptured with Hazel. Hazel, on the other hand is reluctant to start a relationship. They are unfortunately, as you would say, star-crossed lovers, and it is far from smooth sailing.
I don’t think I have ever read a book that had me so connected to characters in which I shared absolutely nothing in common. John Green’s writing is among the best I have ever read, with stunning details and descriptions. I have never cried or laughed or been so angry at a book before, and that is truly something spectacular. You know you have written the best story possible when the readers feel so emotional over the book. I believe if a writer can leave me reeling after the end of the book, and cannot get it out of my head then they have done their job perfectly.
This book, although described as young adult, is perfect for anybody young or old. I have never come across a single person that has not completely and utterly fallen in love with The Fault In Our Stars. And honestly, if you don’t love this book you really do have to let me know.
Keep reading xox.