Book Review- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
But in ourselves.


This is the first time I’ve truly been at a loss for words. What am I supposed to say? How can I do this book justice? Maybe tell you all that it was perfect? The best, most heartbreaking, hilarious book that has touched me like none other? Sure. I mean, it’s been said countless times, in countless reviews, and you know what? They are absolutely, a hundred and fifty percent true.

Me while reading:

Hazel’s days are numbered thanks to her crap lungs. She was able to buy a few years more, thanks to a miracle, but she isn’t fooling herself. 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 don’t think I’ve ever cried so much, laughed so much, just over all enjoyed a book as much as I have while reading The Fault in Our Stars. Everything that goes on is serious, heartbreaking and eye opening but John Green does an amazing job at, literally, making you laugh out loud. Even when you’re suffering. Hazel… what a breathe of fresh air her character was. She was real and I loved her no bullshit attitude. She wasn’t fooling herself, and John Green didn’t make her out to be ecstatic with the world or her situation. She wasn’t bitchy or depressing, but it wasn’t like she was perfectly fine to sit idly and watch the time tick by.

Augustus Waters is my dream guy. Like, for real. As I wrote on an update: Screw all the Christian Grey’s and the Gideon Cross’, just give be Augustus Waters.

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

And I fell in love right along with her. With his wit, his charisma, his metaphors.

I fell in love with everything that was… him.

I was completely emotionally invested into the story. It’s not just the main characters that stole my heart, Isaac, the parents, even her damn tank, Phillip, did as well. It was beautiful, it was hilarious, and it was perfect.

“Maybe okay will be our always.

Everybody tells you to have your tissues fully loaded because you’re going to need them, and of course my first thought is suuuureee. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve teared up in plenty of books, but actually cried? Nah. Well, I step down and admit defeat. I freakin’ sobbed my heart out. John Green, you’ve done what only few have been able to do, make me cry.

 

Rating: ★★★★★

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12 thoughts on “Book Review- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  1. I had the same reaction to the whole “keep a box of tissues near” suggestion by my friends; I rarely cry or even tear up while reading, so why would this novel be any different? So of course, the next step is to read TFIOS during your Pre-Calculus class. I had to excuse myself and run to the bathroom because I was unable to keep the tears at bay. :/ Suffice it to say that next time someone tells me a book will be tear-inducing, no matter how skeptical I am, I’ll read it in the privacy of my room.

    • Same! I rarely ever cry while reading so I was totally unprepared for the barrage of tears.
      Especially with that ending… it broke my heart. It was worth the read, though 🙂

      • It sure was! But the part that really got me was the one with the pack of cigarettes (I don’t know if I’m being too clear, but I don’t want to spoil anything for those who have yet to read this masterpiece).

      • Yes!! (it’s like you’ve read my mind)
        That scene… there are no words.
        Honestly, that was the hardest for me. I felt for him and I felt for Hazel.
        TFiOS is really a work of art.
        And I’m even excited for the movie (which is a change because I usually dread book/movie adaptations).
        I’ve been following John Green’s updates religiously.

      • Haha same here! Shailene Woodley is perfect for the role of Hazel, and when she announced she was cutting her hair and donating it instead of wearing a wig for the movie, I died and went to heaven. Also, John Green has been posting about how excited he is for the TFIOS movie on Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and every other social platform, so I’m sure it’ll be great. It’s a beautiful novel, and I really hope they do it justice.

      • I LOVE that she did that!!
        I didn’t picture Ansel as Augustus appearance wise but his personally is perfect for Augustus. I couldn’t have been happier with the casting. They read the book and loved it so I think they’ll be able to translate the feeling of TFiOS (book) into the movie.

        And John Green’s videos never fail to make me laugh!!

      • Yeah, I didn’t see Ansel as Agustus at first either, but I believe he’ll act the part, which is, at the end of the day, what truly matters. And yes! John Green’s videos are fantastic.

      • I think the movie will turn out really good.
        I’ve always been a huge fan of John Green but reading TFiOS made me love him even more. Doesn’t hurt that he has a great personality…

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