Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

“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.”

―     John Green,     The Fault in Our Stars
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. ~

Have another book suggestion? I’d love to hear it.

Did you read The Fault in our Stars?  How did you feel about it?

10 comments

  1. I have heard so many wonderful things about this book but am hesitant to read it because it isn’t my style of book. Your review is definitely a good one and might just have convinced me to give the book a try.

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    • Honestly, I didn’t think it was going to be my kind of book either. My daughter who was 12 at the time started reading it because her friends were talking about it. So I was pretty sure I wasn’t into a kid’s book.

      It isn’t… it is deep and thoughtful beyond age.

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  2. I have read this book as well. I loved it! If you enjoy books that pull at emotions you may enjoy, My SIster’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. it is by far one of my favorite books. It brings up ethical issues, and it’s relatable to people that have medical issues or have been through them with loved ones. I still cry when I go back and reread, My Sister’s Keeper.
    Disclaimer: Don’t see the movie before reading the book.

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