I recently finished reading John Green’s, The Fault in Our Stars. Here is the overview from the back cover:
“Despite the tumour-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.”
I had heard a lot about this book in the last few months. Mainly that it was awesome. So, when I received a gift card to a bookstore for my birthday, I decided to pick it up. I am a huge fan of Young Adult, so I had no worries about the genre. But this is my first John Green and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
My conclusion? Ohmygoodnesssofreakinggood. I read it in less than a week. No, seriously. From the very first page I loved Hazel’s character. And her sardonic little comments. Her attitude was completely believable, as both a teenager and a teenager who could die at any time. Also, I couldn’t get over how much I loved John Green’s writing style. It’s funny, with a hint of the unexpected (i.e. language). I hope some of his other work has this aspect.
Now, I’m not one for giving away too much information about the book (honestly, if I give it a good review, you should just read it). But here’s a little breakdown: Augustus is everything a girl wants; funny, gorgeous, kind, badass, completely-in-love-with-her. Their story is wonderful and I wish the book had gone on longer, but alas, all things have an end.
Now go read it.