Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


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.

From Goodreads.

My Review:

This is a difficult review to write, because I LOVED THIS BOOK so much, it's hard to be objective. In fact, when a book is this
thought-provoking, this well written, and this emotionally satisfying,
I kind of froth at the mouth a bit and squee like a total fangirl.

Right from the first sentence, I was gripped by Hazel's view of the world. She looks at life with the view of someone who knows she could die, thus giving her a sense of universality, of courage and poignancy, that most adults don't even have.

Augustus, for all his looks and ironic charm, is still a boy. He's a beautifully crafted, fragile, multi-dimensional, and unforgettable character.

These two young adults fall in love in the most sensitive and beautiful way. It's a delightfully tragic love story, one which readers-young and old- will never forget.

I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. My only complaint is that it's taking forvever to come out in paperback, so I can afford to buy a copy!

My Rating: 5/5 Stars!
Reviewed by: Lisa