Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars 
by John Green
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books
Hardcover, 318 pages

Content: YA romance
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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.

Cindy's Review:
At a Glance/The Cover:
Everyone was raving about how good this book was. How good the characters were. What a good writer John Green was. AND it was becoming a movie. So I definitely had to read this book. 

The Characters/My Opinion:
Not gonna lie. I love the characters. They seem lively. Although I must say the plot is super random. John Green is the kind of author that can make a character go to (almost) the middle of nowhere and make it fit in with the plotline. Not to mention, make the sweetest kiss scene there. Okay, maybe Anne Frank isn't the middle of nowhere. But it seemed like it. Was it in Germany or Poland?
     
Hazel Grace - (Okay. I think her last name is Grace. Or maybe it was her middle name. I really don't remember. Cuz I read this like one or two weeks ago, my brain a getting a little hazy. Bloody har har.) How do you describe her? She's a great girl. If she went to my school, I think she'll be the kind of person I'll know about. And I'll probably know her. But I probably won't be that super close friend she has called......whatever her name was. i just can't remember anything. And when she introduced herself in the beginning, I haven't read the blurb yet, I thought "Oh great. Another cancer book. She's gonna probably die at the end. So depressing." Boy, was I wrong. It is another cancer book. But another good one. It wasn't super depressing. I'm glad Hazel tried to stay bright and happy. I hate it when people pity themselves. Including me. I don't do it that much. I hope. I think. I'm sure. Really.

Augustus Waters - When the first eye contact was made, I knew it. I knew he was going to be the other counterpart of this story. The lover. The crush. The romance. The relationship. I thought he was a bit queer at first. But then, his personality started creeping in and showing itself more. And I start to like him. As a friend of course. He's the guy I can only describe as a best guy friend. Awesome personality. Just no chemistry there. Of course, I ship Gus and Hazel. Another point for John Green for making him have that preppy, outgoing personality. Love his motorcycle. And how he's a jock is his past life. LOL. It's sorta true. He sounds pretty perfect. As much I want the guy I love to be perfect, I was my friends to be perfect too. So if he went to my school, I'll definitely recruit him to be my best friend. :)

Ian (?) - I really forgot all the names. Was there an Ian in this book? The guy who had eye cancer. The one who kind of made it possible for Gus to meet Hazel? Yeah him. He was sort of an extra of this book, but without him, nothing would probably have happened. I guess Ian is like Hazel best guy friend. Either way, he's been supportive. Or needed support. 

Overall Thoughts:
Because of my bad memories, I'm sorry you couldn't learn about the book that much. I don't really like scanning through books to read it again. Because when I reread, I have to reread the entire thing. And considering I don't like to reread books that much, let's just say there probably isn't a chance where I will reread a book just to make my book review better. BECAUSE I AM THAT LAZY. Sorry. Oh wells.

Either way, all I remember is that it is a very enjoyable book. I loved the characters. And that unexpected twist. But expect the unexpected. I didn't do that. But in books, I think it's better to leave the unexpected a surprise. It makes the book better. 

Okay. If you don't like cancer books, I understand. Because it just really gets annoying when you read a book and at the end, the main character dies off. Repeatedly. In many cancer books. And you're just like "Okay. *tears* But why?" Anyways, give this book a try, because if you're planning to watch the movie, you should still read the book. Unless you're the type to watch the movie first.

Okay. I'm rambling. I've been rambling. And I talked about myself. Okay. Let me promote the book. 

IT IS NOT ANOTHER CANCER BOOK. The Fault in Our Stars is definitely more happy. More encouraging. More hope. And hope is given. 

The Rating: (1-10): 8.5~

Happy Reading~  

2 comments:

  1. I loved this one too! I totally agree that it's not another cancer book as it's more than that. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  2. I'm glad you liked it. My sister got me a copy a few days ago (in SPanish) and I'm planning to read it ASAP.
    Great review
    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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