I don’t know what it is but I seem to just be drawn to books that will make me cry. I’ve always been the type of person to cry more at a book than a film, I think because it literally forces me to use my imagination so I can somehow relate to the situations that the characters are going through. If you were to read the blurb for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green you would be forgiven for thinking that it sounds a little depressing what with it being the subject of cancer but I beg and plead with you to read this book as I don’t regret it one little bit.
The blurb: ‘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’.
This is the first book I have read by John Green and I’m glad this is the one that introduced me to this ridiculously talented author as I really struggled to put this book down, right from the first page. The topic that this book covers takes a brave person to write about but he approached it with brutal honesty combined with sensitivity towards the background characters such as Hazel and Augustus’ parents. There are aspects of this book that will make you want to laugh, cry and then laugh all over again as you just seem to feel every single emotion along with the characters.
John Green explores the typical emotional rollercoaster-esque feelings that hormonal teenagers go through when they begin a relationship. Throw cancer into the mix and things get even more complicated but both characters are portrayed as extremely strong minded and mature in their outlook on life and their health. This aspect of the book may seem a little unrealistic to a lot of people but who’s to say that teenagers can’t be well spoken and literate? I think many people would benefit from reading The Fault In Our Stars as it could go some way to restoring their faith in teenagers and convince them that they aren’t all hooligans!
Have you read this book? If so, let me know what you thought about it!
My next read: A Cottage By The Sea by Carole Matthews
Thanks for reading!
I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down either. Great review :-)
If you haven’t already, read Adele Parks The State we’re in. Another sad one but really good x
Just finished this book last week. Read it in less than 24 hours!
I love this book! Looking forward to the film too, I hope they do it justice :)
This was my first John Green book and it’s such a tearjerker ;~; I have such high expectations for the movie. Haha. You should read Looking for Alaska next. It’s my favorite.
I’ve just bought Looking for Alaska! I’m excited to start reading it :)
I adored this book. Such a absorbing story. Nice reference to teenagers – it’s good to know not everyone thinks we’re ‘hooligans’!! :) xx
This is my favourite book, the story is so touching and I cannot wait till friday! x
Great post! This was my first John Green book and I loved it as well. Just finished reading Paper Towns and I found it equally deep, profound and beautiful.
I’ve heard so much about this book – it’s on the top of my list!