But I haven’t gotten the chance to read and review until now.
So here we are.
TITLE: The Fault in Our Stars
TYPE: Hardcover, Collector’s Edition
SYNOPSIS: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought 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 main character of The Fault in Our Stars is a 16 year old girl named Hazel who has thyroid cancer. Interesting enough, her cancer did not make it hard to connect with her. There were a lot to times where she just appeared and acted like a normal girl. She was very likable, intelligent, and at times funny. Not once did I have any bad feelings toward her. At a support group for kids that have cancer, Hazel meets Augustus, also known as Gus. Gus had/has a cancer osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Hazel and Gus instantly make a connection. Like Hazel, Gus was also very likable and easy to connect to despite his cancer. Hazel and Gus make a perfect couple. They really do. Their romance was sweet, but not cliche and cheesy.
The Fault in Our Stars was a very grounded read. John Green did a fantastic job capturing the emotions of the characters and conveying them to the reader. It was very emotional, and it successfully made me cry. By the end of the book, there were multiple pages stained with teardrops. And let me tell you, it’s been awhile since a book made me cry. But even with the crying, The Fault in Our Stars was not overly depressing. Like I mentioned above, there were a few funny moments too. In fact, there were also some inspirational moments in the book as well. All in all, The Fault in Our Stars is mainly about two kids with cancer that fall in love. However, that doesn’t make it a “cancer book”. Well, at least not according to Hazel…
RECOMMENDATION: For fans of John Green and for people that want an emotional and inspirational read.