The Fault in Our Stars

fault in our stars

"The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
–Caesar from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

i just read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for the BlogHer Book Club.
oh.my.
i absolutely absolutely loved this book!
i know, i know. i’ve said that before about almost every book i have read from the BlogHer Book Club.
but may go as far to say as this is the best one yet.
by far. as in, i read it all in a day.
and i already can’t wait to read it again.

The Fault in Our Stars is about a 16 year old girl named Hazel who has a rare form of thyroid cancer that is basically incurable. [she has to carry around a oxygen tank wherever she goes.] the doctors have done things to prolong her life and not let the cancer spread. but basically there is no guarantee. but it’s not a cancer book. nor is it a book that makes you feel sad for her. she makes sure of that.

although Hazel is basically just trying to get through the days until she pretty much has no more days to give, her life is completely turned around when she meets Augustus Waters.

oh, Augustus and Hazel. i love them!!!
reading this story made me feel like a high school teenager again dreaming of having a boyfriend that does all these amazing & spectacular things that only really exists in books.
but really this book isn’t like that either.

yes it has whiffs of being a silly teenage love story and yes they are just young kids so you can argue that this book is just feeding this unrealistic mentality.
but it’s not like that!
it’s not really a love story either…

i can’t even really explain it. literally. i tried to explain it to Adam about how much i loved this book and i just couldn’t find the right words to do it justice.
i just love it!
i love the narration, i love the story line, i love the characters {i especially LOVE Hazel’s parents}, i love the witty dialogue, i love the way things are written and capitalized for emphasis, i love the intellectual and deep thought processes of Hazel & Augustus, i love their views on the world, i love how they talk about cancer and their explanations of living with it, i love all the different emotions you feel while reading it, i love Holland, i love the raw honesty of it all…
i love how this book teaches you to truly LIVE your life!

guys, i love it!  i can’t say it enough!
you need to get it pronto {only $10 on Amazon!}
i just want everyone to read it and so we can discuss it.
and if you do read it and don’t like it, that’s okay too. but you should like it so i just wouldn’t understand…

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

4 comments:

jamie brooke said...

The Fault in Our Stars is absolutely fantastic! One of my favorite books. John Green writes beautifully! You should check out Looking For Alaska and Paper Towns. Those are both by him and they are very well done!

mary said...

I almost peed when I saw this--I love this book and John Green. I reviewed the book here: www.trustychucks.com/2012/02/weekend-read-fault-in-our-stars.html

He lives in my city and I feel like I need to be best friends with him--do you follow him on Twitter? He's very interesting.

Kathy Schneider said...

I loved this book so much. One of my favorite John Green books after Looking for Alaska.

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