Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Page count: 313
Date published: 10 January 2012
Genre: Young Adult contemporary
Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at Cancer Kid Support Group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
I had to read this for school and I’d read it when the movie was coming out and really didn’t like it. Like at all. But I was in tears when I finished it?
Okay? No, no I am not
haha did you get the reference alright bye
- This book is such a thought-provoker ahh!! I totally get why it can be considered as a “classic”
- THE METAPHORS ARE SO CLEVER
- Everybody needs an Augustus Waters in their life
- I just love how well it’s crafted
- I have a new-found love for the Green brothers (so hyped for Hank’s book btw)
- I really want to go to Amsterdam tbh
- I JUST DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF
- Hazel’s parents: I really liked them. I love the relationship she had with them and how supportive they were of her, how they encouraged her to live a normal life. They’re just such great parents
- Peter van Houten: he’s such an ass and I really didn’t like him. At all!
- Isaac: He’s just awesome. I loved his banter with Gus and just their friendship. Even the relationship he formed with Hazel
- Liedwij: She’s a really sweet person and I liked her presence throughout the book
- Augustus Waters: I just,,, love him and really want someone like Gus in my life. I also loved how he was written with flaws and that we wasn’t perfect. But he’s such a sweet smol bean and I CRYYYYY
- Hazel Grace: Hazel is great. I loved her as the narrator and how she told the story. She’s just such a well-written character and I loved watching her grow and develop new relationships
^ my emotions throughout this entire book
So I watched the movie first to get into the mood and I just couldn’t stop the tears at the pre-funeral scene I just,,,,,,,,,
I managed to keep it together when I read it but arghhhh. I read the book when the movie came out so I knew how it ended but oh boy I was not prepared. I could’ve read the book in like 4 hours but it took a bit longer since I was a bit busy.
I adored the dialogue. It was so funny and easy to read. I just love John’s writing style.
Isaac was also just hilarious. I LOVED the relationship he had with Gus and how they stayed friends throughout the story.
This book is packed with metaphors and symbols and I LOVE IT. I love how Hazel loves that book. And the whole cigarette thing is kind of genius. The last chapter is also excellent. I love how Gus says it was a privilege to love Hazel and when she tells him that it’s enough to love only a few people because everyone wants to leave a mark on the world. This book is just so much more than a romance and I just totally didn’t realise that 4 years ago.
One thing I did want to quickly mention was Kaitlyn because she’s just a bit weird, kind of the stereotypical girl, and the whole kiss-cheek thing is just really funny.
I adored Augustus. I loved the text messages and the “okay” thing they have. I love how he loves Hazel just the way she is because isn’t that how everyone wants to be loved? But I also love how he is also flawed. He isn’t portrayed as perfect the entire book but is a normal teenager. The Amsterdam trip was perfection. I love how everything played out and I just ahhhhhhh
Hazel was just such a great narrator. I loved the character development. I love how she came out of her shell and I also felt so much for her about letting people in because THAT’S HARD. You never know what will happen and I just loved that aspect. I love how she stood by Gus when he was sick and didn’t squirm.
I JUST CANNOT DEAL AND IT’S SO HEARTBREAKING BUT ALSO EYE-OPENING! CAN YOU PLEASE JUST PASS THE TISSUES AND MAYBE A GIANT TUB OF CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM?
HAVE YOU READ THIS ONE? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? DO YOU LIKE JOHN GREEN? I’D LOVE TO KNOW!