Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has brought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is easily one of my favorite books. I reread it last night for the third or fourth time for this review, and balled my eyes out as if it was my first time reading it. What I loved most about this book was how easy John Green made it to fall in love with the characters. As I read, I felt myself falling in love with Augustus right along with Hazel. I really enjoyed Hazel and Augustus’ relationship because they were both fighting the same disease. They both knew the struggle the other was going through. Their relationship was so innocent at first. Hazel didn’t want to kiss Augustus or anything like that. She just liked being around him, until it was more than that. She was all of a sudden in love with him. I think that is the one thing I didn’t like about this book. Hazel wasn’t in love with him one day, then was the next, just like that. And that isn’t realistic, it doesn’t happen like that in the real world. And I know, this is fiction, and they both are sick kids and maybe it does happen like that for someone who already knows and has accepted that she’s going to die, like Hazel had.
I really liked that when Augustus and Hazel were in Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten, and things definitely did not go as planned, Hazel stuck up for what she believed in. She didn’t play the sickly, cancer girl. She was passionate, and full of love and life in almost every situation she was in. This book opened my eyes to something I’d never really had any experience with (cancer), and again, I know it’s just a book, but it still got me thinking about how many people go through things like this.
The Fault in Our Stars made me laugh so much, and brought tears to my eyes in several spots, and a book that can affect me this much will be one that I read over and over again. As well as having a place on my list of favorite books.
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green