The Fault In Our Stars (Novel By John Green)
About the Author:
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American writer of young adult fiction and a YouTube vlogger and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and reached number one on a New York Times Best Seller list with The Fault in Our Stars in January 2012.
In August 2009, Green confirmed he was writing a new book, titled The Sequel, which was later scrapped. His fifth book, titled The Fault in Our Stars was released on January 10, 2012. Green explained that several parts of The Sequel were reworked into The Fault in Our Stars. Green signed all 150,000 copies of the first printing and his wife and his brother applied their own symbols, a Yeti and an Anglerfish (known as the "Hanklerfish"), respectively. The New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Books listed The Fault in Our Stars at Number 1 for the weeks of January 29, 2012 and February 5, 2012.
Plot Summary:This is the story of Hazel Grace & Augustus Water. Hazel has cancer and she meets Augustus at Support Group. They are ADORABLE. Hazel is intelligent, funny, a great daughter and a very strong kid.
“There is only one thing in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you’re sixteen, and that’s having a kid who bites it from cancer”-Hazel GraceAnd Augustus… well, he’s charismatic, positive, funny, happy and a GREAT best friend. And the way he uses metaphors is just commendable! You’ll think how a teenage boy has so much depth and still be the fun teenager he is.
”I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”-Augustus Waters
Hazel Grace is just like us, she loves books and she specially loves her favorite book “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten who happens to be her best friend, but let’s say this is a one-sided friendship. I also want a lot of authors to be my friends!
She tells Augustus about the book and he obviously reads it because he would do ANYTHING for Hazel Grace.
”Love is keeping the promise anyway”Enter Isaac, Augustus’ best friend.. A romantic, a fool romantic who has cancer in his eyes…Well a lot happens in this book, including a trip to Amsterdam, many cute romantic scenes and quotes..well this book is literally a quote garden! I am obsessed with its quotes.
This book is about love, friendship, fight, hope and life. And about infinities.
I'm not gonna review how exquisite John Green can write, or how he can create characters as special as Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, or how amazing he can tell a story. Despite the huge number of ratings and the spectacular average rating, this book is not perfect. You might find it unrealistic, because if there are many of us who see the life and its complexity like Hazel and Gus do, this world will be such a happy place. So like any other book, this one also might be a miss or a hit. If it's a miss, then you can say it's not worth the hype. But if it's a hit, it hits hard. When you discover that a simple word like “Okay” can be someone’s lifeline like “Always” or “Forever”; you definitely crave to be a part of this fantasy.
Everything in this book: the characters, the story, the words, they all have the power to be an inspiration. If you haven't read it, I will suggest to you take the chance.
My Rating: I will rate this book excellent and will like to keep it in my shelf always.
My Favorite Quotes From the Book:
“That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt”
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”-Hazel Grace
Some Good News For The Movie Lovers,
The Fault in Our Stars is being made into a movie which is going to hit the theaters in June 2014. TFIOS starring Shailene Woodly as Hazel Grace; Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters and is directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love). I definitely approve of the cast. And look forward to see the movie.
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