Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages: 313 p
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.
Boy, where do I even start? Do you ever feel like crying because of the bittersweet taste in the book? And you even cry harder because the book is now finished? That's how I felt, emotionally.
Dear John Green,
I actually have written TFiOS review but I changed my mind in the last minutes and decided to write you a letter instead.
I actually am getting tired of bad-ass heroine such like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, Katsa, etc. I want to have a friend who's as normal as I am. So, I think I'm getting tired of reading fantasy novel while yet I'm still addicted to them. (The feeling of waiting for the next book, the grr-why-cant-it-be-published-like-now feeling!)
Hazel Grace is so far my favorite narrator ever. She's funny and doesn't even realize it. (I, somehow, really hate using past tense for talking about characters in my favorite book--it sounds like they are not real. Well, literally, they are not.)
"That's why I like you. Do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the world pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are."
You remember who said that, Mr. Green? Augustus Waters did.
Am I the only who like Hazel more than Augustus? It's just, Hazel is a girl. And I didn't imagine Augustus being real and dating me, which is, like, the only thing I do after I finished a book with a cute guy in it.
Anyway, no. I did, imagine Hazel and Augustus being my best friends. The bestest I could get in high school, where Hazel would do comment on everyone's outfit and Augustus, being a nice friend he was, as usual.
See, Mr. Green, your characters feel real. (Feel, not felt. Period) And although you didn't end your book like Mr. Van Houten did in An Imperial Affliction, who stopped the story in the middle of a
I still want to know what's happened.
And that's enough for me, before someone who hasn't read this yet (WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GO READ IT!) and find my review.... I'll feel guilty for them, for giving them the end of this book.
But thank you for writing this, Mr. Green.
"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you."
P. S: Could you invite me to come to your house so I would know what happened next? :))