Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars


Published: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Young-adult fiction

Pages: 313

The Fault in Our Stars is one of the best books I have read so far. Ever since I grabbed a John Green book (Looking For Alaska was my first one), I’ve always made a point to save up some of my pocket-money to buy another one of his books. Describing them would be ambiguous in text because they are so much more than just “good reads”. John Green is an award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author, who has an online video-project on YouTube and has a personal Tumblr account as well.

The storyline of this novel is amazingly witty and clever. You aren’t a John-Green fan until and unless you’ve read this book, since the novel tells us an amazing story about a cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster (awesome name btw). She has to deal with the perks of being alive and in love, but simultaneously, those two, being the major banes in her life. Although Hazel has a few more miraculous years to look forward to, she thinks life is meaningless for her, and she starts becoming depressed. She then joins a support group for cancer kids in mere obligation due to her parent’s concern and happiness. In the support group, she meets Augustus Waters, a charming extrovert. From there, Hazel is introduced into a new, exciting and a bumpy experience that will take you (and took me) on an unforgettable ride. I know this sounds cheesy, but it really did. I don’t mind flipping through few of the pages from the book even now.

I highly recommend this book, although I have to admit that few have disagreed with me. I have heard comments from people saying the book (and movie) were completely over-rated and like, “OMG! why would I waste my time reading a 313 page-long novel just to make myself feel sad and cry?” But, in response to those statements, I can say that the novel has young and real characters that most YA readers can relate to, has humour included and has a movie adaptation. I was introduced to this novel by a friend of mine, since she got excited for the movie adaptation that was releasing in June 2014. I watched the movie first and was totally impressed by the storyline, acting and the characters. And after that, reading the novel itself was even more thrilling and fun.

In conclusion, I would like to point out that this book is recommended specially for those who like reading sweet, romantic love stories and who don’t mind knowing sad but honest truths about life.ஐ


Ratings: ★★★★☆

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