I remember the film coming out and I was quite curious to see what it was about but I wanted to read the book first. I'm so glad I decided to read the book which is amazing!
In my opinion, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green's best book-it is truly a masterpiece. Only John Green could make a book about a girl with stage 4 cancer hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. The characters are well-written and I love that Hazel is not completely one-dimensional. Augustus is charming- a total gentleman!
Overall, I would totally recommend this book!
I have read this book so many times I just may have it memorized. I LOVED this book and the story of Hazel and Gus. It was a typical love story, nor was it a typical cancer book. This book made normal love stories boring. This book had so many quotes and lines that just hit my soul and haven't left me.
Hazel Grace made it so that cancer wasn't portrayed like it is in any other story. She made it real, she made it hurt, she made it hard hitting. When Hazel meets Augustus, their stories of cancer fade into the back of your mind. These two just wanted to be normal, but knew of their limitations. Finding a dream and pursuing it, no matter what disease, sickness, or hard times was an essential part in their lives.
The writing was so deep and made you cry and laugh in a single page. The characters were beautifully written.
Captivating. Heartfelt. Heart warming...and most of all, REAL.
Captivating. Heartfelt. Heart warming...and most of all, REAL.
And also a bit scary.
But not scary in the way you think. It's scary because it's so real.
That is so true. Honestly, I've had this book for a long time now. I actually got it a few days before we found out my mama was sick with cancer. Of course, after I found out, I didn't want to read the book. Because reading this book would have just made it all to real for me. Months went by and I had friends always asking me if I had read it yet or even saw the movie. My answer was no, of course. After my mama passed (a few months ago) I thought "well, maybe I can read it now.." I think I read maybe a page before I started crying and had to put it back up. So, on my shelf it has been collecting dust. Every time I would go to get a new book to read, I would actually grab it first, but then I would put it back and get another one. I thought I would never be ready to read it. Till a few days ago my sister got me to sit down and watch the movie (yes, I watched it... and cried so hard I couldn't catch my breath.) But, that was the push I think I actually needed to get passed this. I don't know how else to say it. I mean, when you lose someone so close to you, you really don't want to open up, you don't want to talk about it and you DEFINITELY don't want to hear or see the word "cancer" (If that's what the person as passed from)
If you know me at all, you know I HAVE to read the book before I ever see the movie, but this time, I'm glad I watched the movie. It prepared me and set me on course to read the book. Which I ended up devouring.
TFIOS is probably the most real book I have ever read and has made the most impact on my life. Never would I ever think I would find a story more beautiful than Romeo and Juliet. But here it is.
I loved everything about this book. The story, the writing, the honest truth of it all. John Green opened the door on cancer and reveled the honesty of it. It's not easy, fun, or something that you can just shrug off. It's hard, ugly, and world shattering. But what's so amazing about this book is that he not only showed how hard everything is, but he also showed beauty and love through characters having to live with this and their families being there through it all.
This is a book I would recommend to everyone and if I could rate it a million billion trillion stars, I would for infinity. Lol
That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
At first I thought it was going to be a boring book. But as i got into it more it was amazing! John Green had me at every word! Hazel was my favorite character. I felt as if i was right with them the entire time. (Which if I was that would be a little awkward in some scenes of the book!) It didn't get slow after the beginning at all, which is great I hate it when books do!
I first read the Fault in Our Stars back in 2012, when I'd just gotten into the whole John and Hank Green fandom thing. I instantly fell in love with it and for a while I was pretty sure it was the best book I had ever read.
Now, a few years later, I am willing to admit that it probably isn't the best book I have ever read, and that maybe it is a bit overrated. Don't get me wrong, I love John Green and I love this book, but I think it's all just a bit overhyped.
The story has a strong plot and is beautifully written, and although the unrealisticness of the characters bothered me at some point, I like that they are unapologetically pretentious.
Still one of my favourite books, despite it not being 'the best book I've ever read' anymore.
Wow. I was impressed when I read it, almost to the point of tears. The characters are well developed, and the setting is really well described. I especially liked when Hazel and Augustus kissed before he died. And I liked the ending, which left me with questions. All in all, it is an AWESOME book and I would recommend it to all my friends!
When I first heard about this book I was like oh God not another sad story about a kid with cancer who falls in love I mean come on we've all read them but this book was so much more than that it was beautifully written and the story was so much more than just another cancer story. I immediately fell in love with the characters especially mr. Waters of course. Who would love the brilliant young teens. Anyways I definitely cried a lot mostly because I'm a softie and a sucker for a good love story AMAZING job as already!
Around this time last year I went to WHSmith and picked up a copy of The Fault In Our Stars to see what the big hype was all about and my god I'm happy I got it!
I'm a huge reader and have read a variety of genres and a variety of authors but I haven't once been able to admire words so much as I have while reading John Green's work. This book lead me to buying Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines... you get where I am going with this. Basically there's something about the way Green writes that makes me get goosebumps and sends shivers down my spine.. but enough of that - onto the book!
The one thing I love mostly about this book is how Green takes such a taboo issue and turns it into a book of love and humor. Cancer will affect all of us at one point in my life, unfortunately mine was when I was 10 and I lost my dad and every 'cancer book' I have read since has just stuck with a depressing mood and atmosphere throughout it but with The Fault In Our Stars this isn't the case. The wit and humor from the characters in the book not only make you connect deeply with them and form a strong relationship but they make you realise that life goes on.
The relationship which forms between Hazel and Gus is so beautiful and, writing from a 16 year old girls perspective, Gus has to be one of the best boyfriends in a YA book that I have read. I don't want to give too much away or tell you any spoilers incase you haven't read it but just make sure you're sat with tissues before you go ahead with this book.
Since I bought it last year I have read it roughly 7 times and still connect with the story as much as I did the first time. It's heartbreakingly beautiful and brings so much emotion to you throughout. The courage and humor, the energy and sadness all keep you on a roller coaster of emotion. I have recommended to all my friends and now I recommend to you who is reading this.. don't miss out on such an amazing book!
This is one of the best young adult books I've EVER read. "The Fault in Our Stars", by John Green, is such a powerful book, it was like riding a roller coaster, it had a plot, ups and downs, a purpose, i got butterflies, parts were i laughed, cried or screamed.
BEST BOOK EVER.
I also hate the book.
I hate the fact it made me cry so much.
I hate the fact it made me laugh so much.
I hate the fact i loved it so much,
I hate the fact that i can't think like John Green.