Thursday, 26 June 2014

Book Review - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


What can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before? Not sure really except read this book!

The Fault in Our Stars is written through the eyes of Hazel who is suffering from terminal cancer but is on miracle drugs which are buying her some time. This is the story of what happens when she meets Augustus at the Cancer Kid Support Group.

This book is beautiful and it had me gripped from the first page, you really feel like you are there with Hazel and Gus as their story unfolds.  I really felt for Hazel as she struggles with her emotions towards Gus, she really fancies him but is scared to get too close as she doesn’t want him left devastated when she goes off as a “grenade”, however the inevitable happens and they fall in love. 

Don’t be put off by thinking this book is about cancer like it suggests in the blurb, yes there is some elements of cancer in the book but the main plot centres around the growing love Hazel and Augustus have for each other.  It’s a book which explores what it is like to have your first love and all the emotions which go with that. It’s a book which really makes you think about the big question of what makes a “good life” whether it is one which is long and lasting till old age, one which is lived to the full experiencing as much as possible or one which has touched the lives of those around you. It makes you think about your own life and is a book you will think about long after you put it down.

Even though this book made me cry, I loved it and know it will be a book which I pick up again and again throughout my life. Go buy this book and then treasure it!

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