I’m always a little late when it comes to hypes and trends. Whenever a book, film, or TV series is so popular that literally everyone is talking about it, I usually don’t bother to look at it. Therefore, I read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green only recently because I thought that after this long, I really should.
Hazel Grace is a teenager who is diagnosed with cancer, her illness is terminal. She is not the social, outgoing kind of girl. She likes to keep quiet and be on her own. Hazel has this weird thing with the novel An Imperial Affliction, which she has read over a zillion times.
One day she meets Augustus Waters, a boy who sweeps her off her feet. They appear to have the same interests and start to hang out. From that moment on, Hazel starts to live her life again, and so does Augustus.
The novel turned out to be a little different than I expected, I can’t quite tell you why, but it did. I really enjoyed reading The Fault in Our Stars though, actually, I read it in a few days (which almost never happens in my life because I’m always busy with other things).
Although the story is tragic, I didn’t feel that awful after reading TFIOS. Maybe that’s also because I rarely cry because of movies, books, TV series or songs. Anyway. I loved John Green’s writing style, but with that being said, this was also the one and only book that I enjoyed reading from him. I’ve tried to read Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska too, but I felt like the stories and the characters were almost the same in every book. This one was an exception in my opinion.
So if you are interested in reading a novel by John Green, I highly suggest you read this one.
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Books
What did you think about TFIOS? Have you also seen the movie?