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
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our
Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking
work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of
being alive and in love.
My Review - 4 1/2
What a great read, I actually enjoyed, almost loved a hyped book, I have to agree that this one deserves the hype, wow wow wow. And............ it is YA, not my cup of tea but it had me engaged the whole time. Something about the summary and reviews, I was intrigued, very glad I gave it a try.
An emotional book with lots of humour, dark humour, childish humour, many many many laughs throughout the story.
I loved getting to know teenagers that are not the norm, almost everyone had cancer in different forms and a major plus is that the parents were included in the story. Hazel and Gus had their own language, what I consider true soul mates. I loved their journey, my favourite parts were the dialogue throughout the story, fascinating, beautiful, emotional and downright hilarious.
The scenarios of what Hazel and Gus chose has their wish, kind of Wish Foundation was so amazing I was touched. Gus reaction to Hazel's was a favourite funny part. Quote "Hazel GRACE!" he shouted. "You did not use your one dying Wish to go to Disney World with your parents." "Also Epcot Center," I mumbled. "Oh, my God," Augustus said. "I can't believe I have a crush on a girl with such cliche wishes." Seriously, that is the best dialogue ever.
I think this book will pass the test of time and 10 years from now will still be on reader and book stores favourite lists.
I highly recommend this one, I think everyone will enjoy. There is so much in this book and the reviews I have read give minimal, mainly I believe because you just have to experience it for yourselves without any prior knowledge of details.
I have to now go read more John Green, he may just become my YA go to author when I'm in the mood.