The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
Wow, I don’t even know where to start with this one. Amazing book, incredible characters, and a book I won’t soon forget.
This book is a teen fiction, but it is more than that. It is a moving book about life, death, and life in between. Hazel is a smart, witty, awesome young woman who has had both a tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years and a constant understanding that she won’t live forever. But when Augustus Waters walks into her Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s life takes a sudden right turn.
Beautifully written, John Green is amazing and really knows teens. I was given this book by my then 12-year-old daughter who absolutely fell in love with this book and couldn’t stop talking about it. But I’ll warn you, as she did for me. You WILL cry!
When I had finished this book, I felt like I had truly read something worth every emotion I had been pulled through. I just sat there feeling drained and delighted all at once.
There are rumors that this will be made into a movie. I am conflicted because this book is full of deeply moving quotes and moments that I am not sure can be portrayed in a movie as well and then again I loved these characters and the story and want to share them and spend time with them again. So we will see.
~ C. ~