Jun 10, 2012

The Fault In Our Stars.

The Fault In Our Stars.
John Green.
Publisher:Dutton Books.
Publication Date:January 10,2012.
Genre:YA Contemporary,Romance.
Format|Pages:E Book|318.
Challenge:Stand Alone


Wow. John Green impresses me every time. Even though I only read 2 of his books before this one. This is officially my favorite book after Looking For Alaska. Even if it was sad book, it was beautifully written, and the way Hazel’s emotions were expressed through the novel, amazing. I had discovered John Green through a friend, 3 years ago. I’m so glad he told me about him. He’s one of authors who won’t disappoint you. I only read 3 of his book but he’s already a favorite of mine, I will be checking out rest of his books soon.

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumors tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

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

At first I was afraid to read this novel, because it’s about cancer and heard that it was pretty sad novel. I eventually gave in and decided to check out since I loved his other two books, and heard few good reviews about this novel. I’m glad I did, even if I did end up crying the last few chapters of the book. It made me wish that I read the book earlier. Even if Fault In Our Stars had sad parts, there were also some parts of the book that I found myself laughing at. I think that one of reasons I kept on reading, because it wasn’t sad book the entire time.

Augustus & Hazel : They were defiantly my favorites, I loved everything about them. The fact that both of them were so different, yet they formed an instant bond. The way their relationship processed through the novel. Two of them were always there for one another, and way Augustus let Hazel use his wish so they can go to Amsterdam together, to have Hazel’s wish come true. The way he took care of her, after she was left disappointed. Also the way that Hazel was there for him when he relapsed, till the day he died, she was by his side. I found myself crying, the moment I found he was sick again, and I don’t think I stopped till end of the book. My favorite scenes was the dinner and the kiss, at the museum, it made me smile. Their relationship was special; he was special so I wasn’t too happy when he died.

I loved Amsterdam part of the book; everything was described beautifully, including the Anne Frank Museum. It gave me great images. It felt like I was actually there. After reading it, I actually want go, especially to see Anne Frank Museum, it something I would enjoy exploring. Now the ending, well actually I didn’t actually feel like there was an ending, just way it ended, with a letter. Yet, we don’t really know what happened with Hazel, how long did she live? What became of her parents? Did she ever find love again? That’s the question I found myself wondering about, after the last page. Though, I felt it fit the book. Especially considering the book that was mentioned in the novel also had no ending.

John Green is an inspiration to me, an author everyone should check out. If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. It’s a book worth checking out. A book you find yourself thinking about.


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