Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

    If I ever decide to write author John Green a letter, I am pretty sure it
would go something like this, “Dear John Green….Thanks for ripping out my
heart with The Fault In Our Stars. I laughed, cried, then cried some more.
But it was a pleasure to have my heart ripped out by such an awesome
book.”

Sound a little extreme? Well this is an extreme book. Extremely Awesome. I have been dreading reading this book because of personal happenings in my life right now. All I could think was "A cancer book is really the last thing I need to read right now" and so for a whole month this book sat on my floor. I knew I would eventually have to buckle down because a certain PeachELibrarian had picked it for our book group pick. So I decided to tackle my personal stuff and ready this cancer book and boy am I glad that I did. I was crying by page 12, but I am so glad I read this book.

   Hazel Grace Lancaster is anything but ordinary. Actually she probably
wishes she was ordinary. Because ordinary kids don’t get cancer and they
certainly don’t have to tote around oxygen tanks. Enter Augustus Waters, a
witty terribly handsome one-legged cancer survivor. Hazel doesn’t stand a
chance and neither does the reader. Together they chase a recluse author, battle cancer, help a blind kid, and discover how fantastic living can be.  It is impossible not to fall in love with Hazel and Augustus’ epic love story.

John Green has written a superb book. I do not think I cannot stress the intensity and power that he has packed into a mere 318 pages. Yes it is a cancer book and cancer books are generally sad, but The Fault in Our Stars goes well beyond your average ‘cancer story’.This book is a force of emotions to be reckoned with.  Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

1 comments:

Jenn@OwlReadIt said...

It really is a great book, I recently finished reading and can't remember a book that made me cry so much, but then, it also made me laugh. It's great and I'm also glad I read it.

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