The Fault in Our Stars – book review

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a beautiful, touching story by John Green.

16 year-old Hazel Grace is suffering from terminal cancer. Despite cancer treatment giving her a few more years to live, Hazel has Stage 4 cancer. She goes to a Cancer Support Group and things are pretty much the same every week. Except for when Augustus Waters appears at the Cancer Kids support group. Hazel’s life is about to be changed forever…

The Fault in Our Stars is a story of how funny, thrilling and tragic falling in love can be.

I can’t possibly begin to explain how much I loved reading The Fault in Our Stars. When I first picked it up, I was wondering what this book would be all about. Was it going to be one of those typical ‘cancer books’? Would I just feel depressed reading it? No, and no! I really enjoyed reading this book! Firstly, the characters were just so believable and everything they did felt so real. Hazel Grace was such an inspirational person. Although she is a girl who has cancer, she just seems so full of life. Her loving family surrounds her and she lives every day to the fullest. Hazel doesn’t count the days, she makes the days count. But then her life turns upside down when she meets Augustus. Augustus is a gorgeous, witty and just a wonderful person. He had a type of Cancer that has an 80% survival rate, and after talking to Hazel, the pair become the friends. And that develops into something much more in the course of the book. I enjoyed every minute Augustus and Hazel were together. I loved watching them fall in love like regular, happy teenagers. But they’ve both been through so much and that makes them realise how strong and determined they are. This book made me laugh so much! John Green is such an amazing, clever writer and although I haven’t read any of his other books, I’m definitely going to. But as much as this book made me laugh, it also made me cry. I tear up even thinking about how heart breaking the ending was. But it’s kind of a good sad. It makes me realise how lucky I am to be healthy and although the ending was sad, it reminded me of all the happy moments in the book – which there were a lot of! I loved reading The Fault in Our Stars. I am already planning on reading it again! I completely, absolutely, positively loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I’d give it a score of 9.5 out of 10.             ‘Okay?’ ‘Okay.’

8 thoughts on “The Fault in Our Stars – book review

  1. I absolutely loved this book! It was inspirational on a totally unexpected level — I agree with your post 100% 😀

  2. I recently read, and loved, this book too. I had resisted reading it because I thought it would be sad, but it was emotional, funny and intelligent. You should definitely read other John Green books. Paper Towns is my favorite.

  3. I haven’t read this book yet, but I’m a fan of Looking for Alaska and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, so I can’t wait to read this one too. John Green is awesome 😀

  4. Haha, it’s been a while since I read this book and I am still so confused what to feel about it 😀
    It’s good: good plot and cancer and who doesn’t like Augustus, it’s sad: obviously, it’s so quotable…okay-okay, that’s like two words and still, it’s annoying…but yeah still I watched the movie and want to read other books of John Green

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