Monday, 17 February 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Realistic Fiction and Death

Published: January 10 2012, Penguin Books

Pages: 318 

Blurb: 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.

First of all just to put it out there this is my first review so 

So to start of with I'd just like to say I put of reading this book for 2 years. Yep 2 years! Frankly it's because I knew what was going to happen and I just could't be bothered to go through all those emotions. But then my friend practically forced me to read it and I'm thankful for that.

So The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of Hazel a sixteen year old who survived lung cancer but still is affected by it physically - she has breathing difficulties. She separates herself from the things she did before she had cancer and thus leaving her isolated from the world apart from her (useless) friend. Her mother pushes/forces her to go to a cancer support group (because she spends her time rereading the same book over and over again and because she maybe depressed) and that is where she meets Gus.

I knew from the interactions and the dialogue between Hazel and Gus that their romance was going to be awesome. Even though a lot of people are saying that they speak like 60 year old's or whatever but the way they spoke (I think personally) is like they thought about every word and the impact of it. There was something unique about them, it was like there were meanings to even the simplest words. Even though Hazel tries to push Gus away because she's afraid for herself and for him Gus still breaks through Hazel's walls and they have the shortest and sweetest relationship.

Gus is so sweet, like personally I would never share my wish with anybody and he gives his away to a girl he barely knows. Must be love. What he does to get Hazel to meet her favourite author is just like - flying all the way to Amsterdam -  he even writes letters to the author's assistant and (his charm) this made him the only person to get a reply. He took the risk of falling in love even though he knew he would get his heart broken following his past experiences with his ex and his cancer. And when he broke down (the cigarette thing) he called Hazel first, he trusted her.

Okay. What a romantic word. It's like one of the simplest words ever with multiple meanings to it. Using Okay shows that even the most simple things can hold the deepest  memories.

Like 99% of the reader I did cry like I promised myself I wouldn't.
I cried when Gus told Hazel and Isaac to read their eulogies. How Gus got through that I have no clue.
I cried when Gus's cancer came back and how it affected him.

I cried when Gus died and Hazel was an emotional wreck.

But - I did smile when Isaac threw eggs at his ex's car with Hazel and Gus cheering him on.

Plus - Have you seen the trailer for this movie - Looks Awesome

And of course OneRepublic were featured in the trailer - amazing

This book was a solid five stars - if you haven`t read it don`t wait any longer.

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