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Young Adult Fiction 50522
Genius
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
“Pain demands to be felt.”

Hazel Grace Lancaster, a terminal cancer patient (“thyroid originally but with an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in (her) lungs”), who uses an oxygen tank wherever she goes, thinks the only think someone should expect of life is dying. But, after a twist ,named Augustus Walters, whose leg was claimed by a bone tumor , appears on her boring routine , her life with take an unpredictable turn. Hazel (she is the narrator of the story) and Augustus meet at a cancer support group. Thou they are “very different and disagreed about a lot of things,” they always find a way to make their relationship interesting.

John Green create such well crafted characters, and an amazing, never boring plot, it’s inevitable not to love this book.
Loved how Gus (Augustus) loves Hazel even thou he know it’s gong to hurt him sooner or later.

“Hazel Grace…it would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

But not only Gus is suffering (but may not show it) with Hazel’s condition, her parents have to deal with the idea that their only daughter is going to died sooner than they thought. It broke my heart how Hazel’s mom thought she “won’t be a mom any more,” after Hazel dies, which is inevitable. Hazel is “the alpha and omega of (their) suffering.”

The Fault in Our Stars is the best love story written , yet. Romeo and Juliet. Who?
John Green made us fall in love with his characters and the story itself.

“It’s easy enough to win over people you meet. But getting strangers to love you…now that’s the trick.”

And in the process (of falling in love with the characters) “we (the readers) were all wounded in (their) battle.” A courageous battle.
Like Hazel says, “the world is not a wish-granting factory.” but (in my opinion) for Gus and her, it made an exception to give their love a “a little infinity.”

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

Their love was a piece of “forever within the numbered days.” They enjoyed their time together “on a roller coaster that only goes up.’

Thou the book deals with cancer (tragic and sad), it mixes humor without being cruel.

“He’s not that smart,” I said to Julie.
“She’s right. It’s just the most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.”
“Right, it’s primarily his hotness,” I said.
“It can be sort of blinding,” he said.
“It actually did blind our friend Isaac,” I said.
“Terrible tragedy, that. But can I help my own deadly beauty?”
“You cannot.”
“It is my burden, this beautiful face.”
“Not to mention your body.”
“seriously, don’t even get me started on my hot bod. You don’t want to see me naked, Dave. Seeing me naked actually took Hazel Grace’s breath away,” he said, nodding toward the oxygen tank.

This book teach us “the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.”
I’m thankful for the “little infinity” Green gave me with this lovely story. Still, “my thoughts (about this book) are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.”
Loved this heart-growing book. My heart feels like it’s full and in any minute is going to explode like a grenade. Or it could be all the crying I went through will reading it and after finishing it. 5 (okay maybe 6 or more) Stars
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June 18, 2014
An after thought, It's it just me? I want to email lidewij.vliegenthart@gmail.com to see if it's real. Also, after reading The Fault in Our Stars, I wanted to read An Imperial Affliction, but later on I found out, it's a made-up book by a made-up author. It's like a book within a book.
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