Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Fault In Our Stars - by the amazing John Green.
16 year-old Hazel was diagnosed wth cancer at the age of 12, she's put on all sorts of medications, and has to carry around an oxygen tank eveywhere because her "lungs suck at being lungs". The drugs help keep her tumors at bay, but she realizes she's never going to get completely better. Hazel would spend all day watching "America's Next Top Model", or reading her favorite book, "An Imperial Affliction", all day, every day if she could, but her mom forces her to attend a support group for cancer kids. One group meeting, she meets this guy, Augustus Waters, who was forced to come by his friend Issac, and is currently in remission from osteosarcoma. Augustus takes an immediate interest to Hazel, and changes her life, completely. (I don't want to give away to much more of the plot, because I want you to enjoy it to the max!)
This is a seriously amazing book, it's not like any other "cancer book" out there. The book is actually hilarious, and it plays with your emotions. The only time I wasn't laughing, I was crying. The ending was so sad, it didn't happen the way I expected it to, but I loved it. I will read probably read this book a bunch more times, and never get tired of it. In my opinion, this is John Green's best book yet. I highly reccomend this book. I promise, you won't regret reading it.
Hazel was one of the most hilarious narrators I've ever read in a book, just the things she says make me giggle. Augustus was an amazingly deep character, and I instantly fell in love with him. All the characters were fantasticly personalified, and developed.
The only "con" I've seen people mention in a review, is that the way Hazel and Augustus talk is not at all how normal teenagers talk. But I think that's the POINT. They're NOT normal teenagers at all!
There's definitely a reason you see very few, if any, bad reviews on this book: It's wonderful.
Have you read The fault in our stars? Lemme know what you thought of it, and if you enjoyed it as much as i did!
Also, quick note, I know i only posted one review last month, but i really haven't had much time to read... I'm so sorry! I'm planning to read more this month though, and i hope you enjoyed this review!