Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Published : January 10th, 2012
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
Goodreads Summary :
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.
I definitely had a good idea was I was getting into when I started this one considering it is one of the most popular books in YA since it was released I definitely had high hopes for this one. My expectations were definitely met, I felt all of the feels and I made the mistake of reading the end of this book right before I had to go to class and I think that everyone thought I was a little crazy because I felt like my heart had been ripped out and I definitely think that I ugly cried. I didn't know what to expect with John Green's writing and at first the hyper intelligent banter threw me off a little but, once I got into it I really enjoyed it. There has been very few times that I have felt like I knew an author's personality before I have read their books, I am a huge fan of John's vlogs and I felt like his writing really fits him.
I am not going to summarize this one because I know so many people have read this one so I am just kind of going to talk about what I felt and what I enjoyed. Hazel's character was just someone that I wanted to be friends with, she was one of those people that made me think and feel. Green's writing for her was just perfect. I loved that she had a favorite book that she had read over and over again. I also loved that she felt just like me sometimes, she couldn't handle the ending of her favorite book she had to know what happened to her characters because of the way the author ended it. I definitely could relate and I feel that way with so many books that I read but , I usually just want to know everything about their futures and how their lives turn out.
Now onto Augustus, I loved him sooo much, he was perfect for Hazel. He made me smile and I just love how much he cared about Hazel. The banter between the two of them made me smile and just thinking about what he did for Hazel makes me tear up all over again, he really brought out my feels and I really felt like he was a perfectly written character. He never took himself too seriously and he was stronger than I ever believed that he could be.
Overall, John Green wrote an amazing story. Yes I was hesitant to read this one because it was a cancer book but, it was so much more than that. I am definitely looking forward to reading more of his books and I can only imagine that he has more amazing characters just like these two. Now having said all that I honestly don't think Green's writing will be for everyone and despite the popularity of The Fault In Our Stars, I know people might not be able to enjoy the hyper intelligence of the characters in this one.
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