Review: The Fault in Our Stars
Sixteen year old Hazel has terminal cancer but her parents want her to live as normal a life as possible. She attends community college and a support group for cancer patients. She only goes to support group to make her parents happy and gets out of it when she can. Then, at support group one night, she meets Augustus and her life is changed forever.
I feel totally inadequate to write about The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Everything you’ve read about this book is true. It ripped out my heart and tore it into little pieces, but in a good way, if that makes sense. I literally sobbed as I read it.
The story in this book is wonderful but I think the thing that makes it truly special is the characters of Hazel and Augustus. Oh, how I loved them! Their stories may be tragic but they’re brave and live the best life they can. They will make you believe in the goodness of humanity and think about how you want to live your life. I hated for this book to end because I didn’t want to be parted from Hazel and Augustus.
I’ve heard a lot about Green’s writing and I can see why – in case you can’t tell, I adored The Fault in Our Stars – it is sure to make my best of 2013 list. It’s one of those books I want to thrust into the hands of everyone I meet – if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?
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