Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Fault in Out Stars by John Green

Hardback, 318 pages
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Published by: Dutton Books
Source: Library
For fans of: Tear jerkers, Contemporary Romance, Realistic Fiction, YA

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. (-from GoodReads)

     First off, I want to say I thought this book would be a little hard to read considering my niece is named Hazel and my aunt has breast cancer. But somehow John Green found a way to take this sad situation and turn it into witty charismatic love story with some amazing characters.  
     The book was filled with power and emotion. And not all the emotion was bad. Just like in life, there were some fun times and other times they of course were not so good. Which is what I liked most about the novel. All the events that took place seemed so well researched and for it to be fiction, it seemed so real... And that's what I loved most about it. Although it was completely fiction, I still found that connection with Hazel and her family and I loved it. 
     As for their romance, I really thought it was amazingly sweet. Augustus was a very sweet boy and was just what Hazel needed to open her eyes about some things. They fit very well together and it was very evident that they loved each other.
     There is really nothing else I can say about this book. I loved every second of it and I am so glad I finally was able to read it. This is my first novel by John Green that I have read and I can definitely ensure you that it will NOT be the last. His way with words is something that cannot be ignored. 
Overall, I give this


  1. I have heard so many great things about John Green, I really want to check this one, emotional books are always hard for me to read because I cry so easily.