Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (it deserves more hearts!)
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind
Me when I finished the book:
'My thoughts are stars that I can't fathom into constellations.'
The Fault in Our Stars
'WHY IS IT OVER?!'
'I LOVE YOU August Waters!' (swoon)
Then there was my annoyed phase:
'Why is it SO short?' (whilst looking back at the 313 pages)
'I'm going to hate every other book now. Thanks a lot.'
Well you get the idea. I was completely and utterly in love with August Waters (sigh) and Hazel Grace. August was sweet, funny, gorgeous, thoughtful...in essence all you would ever want in your dream guy. (double sigh). You could tell he cared about Hazel and he never shied away from his feelings or sat and watched life pass by because he was too afraid to make a move.
Hazel Grace has cancer, yet she's not one of those characters who spends the entire book feeling sorry for herself and refusing to do anything. For her the word cancer is not taboo, she even jokes about it with Isaac a friend of hers from the support group. Hazel's a strong character and whilst reading the book you get to know her more and her pain becomes your pain, her joy is yours. Her love for 'An Imperial Affliction' (a book) is so similar to my love for TFiOS. I felt that I was really able to understand her as a character.
Okay Augustus is cute an' all but what's so special about him and Hazel?
They're not your typical teen characters in a book. John Green has shown them maturer beyond their years. Their conversations, opinions were very thought provoking. It made one truly reconsider the concept of life and death. Taking chances, not letting cancer get in the way of an adventure and most importantly of all, love.
'Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.'
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green just took my feelings and put them into words. What can I say, this book has everything: friendship, love, bitterness and pain. It's an emotional roller coaster that will make you laugh and cry (warning: whilst reading remember to have tissues handy).
When I read this book 'I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once' .
This is book is waaaaaay up there with my favourites of all time! I love love love 'The Fault in Our Stars'so I really recommend that you stop reading this review RIGHT NOW and read the book instead. It is sooo much better than this, I promise.