Author: John Green
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.
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.
Yesterday started on a normal note. Got up, walked the dog, yada yada….opened my Facebook before opening any other website. And I see THIS:
And being the stupid romantic that I am, searched out the release dates…turns out while the rest of the world has already witnessed this, It will be released NEXT MONTH!
YAAYY!! I get time to read it then before…and just like that I found out my sister (a HUGE book hoarder like myself) had this book sitting right in her shelf!!!
Long story short…got the book last evening….completed the entire 316 pages by today morning….*takes a bow*
Sometimes there comes along a book that touches you in a way that even you have no clue…i swear there were points in books were i was crying so bad and then all of a sudden, someone says something and I start laughing….I swear i am so thankful I was safe in the privacy of my room, else i’d have had a lot of explaining to do for the myriad emotions.
I could relate to so much in the book…like these lines, they are just exact description of what I feel…:
“Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”
Also, I saw a few Harry Potter references….not sure if they were put in randomly…but..hey, anything even remotely Harry Potter is welcome!
The book deals with such serious topics like cancer and death, but it never felt like I was reading a cancer book….it offers an interesting perspective on how someone who gets sick feels…how normal they want their lives to be. The dry sarcasm is sometimes just so good, I actually felt guilty for laughing in some parts!
The writing is impeccable. This is one of those un-put-downable books….believe me…I started off with..I will just read a few chapters and turn in early…and well…rest is history..
A really good book!
If you do not have the patience to read the book, watch the movie..or preferably both!!
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