Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This is a young adult contemporary romance novel

(Five I Wish I Could Give It More Hearts)

Book Summary

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

My Review

The day before yesterday, I read a book by an author whose overuse of metaphors strangled an otherwise good story. I am happy to say that this writer knows exactly what to do. I barely noticed the flowery words and analogies because I was caught up in the beauty that was his words.
So, I bow down and clap silently.

My tears are still falling. My heart is still breaking. Have no fear. For the most part this story is equally weighted between the happy and sad as it should be. But of course this story would lend itself to a tear jerker at some point. It was enviable. And though I do not relish the pain and ache in my heart from the telling, I have no regrets reading other than why did I wait?
I felt every laugh and every tear. I must read more from this author and encourage you to do the same. This is not a hot mama story, although there is it’s time and place in this story. However, it needs none of that. The simplicity of it all just works.

Audio Review

Kate Rudd does a beautiful job in painting the landscape that is John Green words. She exhales life into her narration. Coloring the story in a way no movie could ever attempt to do. Wonderful.

My book boyfriend Gus. (2 pics artistic and hotness)

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  1. Sounds a bit like the movie "My Sister's Keeper", doesn't it?

  2. Great review, I loved every second of this book. I never knew a book could effect me so much. My eyes were bloodshot red a good 40% of it. Your Gus is pretty hot too.

  3. well damn... I was trying to avoid this book but you made it sound like something I really need to read! :) I will most definitely be adding it to my TBR for this year - thx!!


  4. Nice review. I have heard so many great things about this book but the emotional aspect makes me scared to read it. I hate crying!!

  5. Wow, great review! I like how you intrigued us but didn't give anything away ;)