Tuesday, August 5, 2014

REVIEW - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I have waited SO LONG to read this book but I couldn't take the wait anymore!
I crammed it into my schedule with resolve! I was going to read this book!
And Oh. My. Gawd! I am so glad I did! Now I can watch the movie because I am weird like that LOL! 


Book first, movie second!

Read on for the REVIEW!

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.


Magnificent, Honest and Raw are just a few words to describe this book. I have been dying to read this for so long and finally made the time. I am a blogger and I read pretty much on a schedule so it isn't easy slipping in some stuff that is on my TBR.

Boy am I glad I made time to read this. Everyone has gushed about it and I think I was prepared to have my soul ripped from my chest in agony. But ya know what, that didn't happen. Hazel and Augustus were just not the sort of characters that you feel right falling to pieces over. It was as if Hazel made sure you would be okay after it all. Don't get me wrong I cried, deep ugly sobbing, but I recovered rather quickly with virtually little to no hangover.

I was taken aback by these two characters that bared their souls and essentially dissected the things you don't want to talk about with a terminal illness. It was so not PC and I love John Green for it.
I adored Isaac's character the most even though I was smitten with Augustus Waters but yeah Isaac was definitely my fave. <3 br="">
The plot is beautiful and really sobering in a very good way. I think that somehow reading this changed me in some ways. It makes you think and begin to realize the things you take for granted every day.

The storyline was great and it seemed totally predictable but Mr. Green had an ace up his sleeve by way of a heart wrenching plot twist. It hurt so good this read. And the feels, oh the feels like I have never felt them ever before. Yeah.

I love the irreverence of Hazel and Augustus and all of the little things that made the characters who they were. I got right in there with them in The Literal Heart of Jesus and I was so into the story! I love this book and can see why so many others love it too. Now I am ready to see the film. There was no way I was going to watch it without reading the book first. I have to be able to fill in the blanks!

This me-time really paid off. I am now a huge John Green fan!! 

5 of 5 STARS

John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green's career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children's Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, "Brotherhood 2.0," where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called "The Vlog Brothers," which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here.

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