The Fault in Our Stars
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.
INSIGHTFUL, BOLD, IRREVERENT, AND RAW, The Fault in Our Stars is an award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
I’ve heard tons of good things about this book. Allow me to repeat: tons. You can imagine how high the expectation I had for this book, and I actually waited until I got a good amount of free time for the sake of reading this in one day. So I wouldn’t have any annoying interruptions.
First of all, I really liked the writing. Once you read the first sentence, you’re hooked and the rest of words just flow smoothly. I’m not sure if I could describe it well, but it didn’t take long for me to pay attention and connect with the characters.
So, Hazel is a 16-year-old girl who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 13 and survived through the help of tumor-shrinking medicine. When she halfheartedly agrees to go to Cancer Support Group, there she meets Augustus Waters – a gorgeous boy she then falls in love with. Okay, I’m not good at summarizing things. xD
Hazel is nothing like any other female protagonists I’ve encountered (so far). I mean, she has cancer and she carries oxygen tank everywhere, but I actually felt that she was much more than that. Her voice is just clear and sometimes hilarious. I liked Augustus Waters, I loved Isaac and more importantly, parents are actually present in this book (unlike some other contemporary books out there).
The plot is honestly predictable. I guess I was quite glad when I found out that most of my guesses were right. I thought the writing made the story much more enjoyable. This book wasn’t a massive tear-jerker for me, but my eyes got teary in the end.
The Fault in Our Stars was a great book. I think most people agree with that. But I honestly expected this book to make me cry till I ran out of tears. I expected this book to be much more awesome and heartbreaking than it turned out. I guess I shouldn’t have hoped too high.
Anyway, The Fault in Our Stars deserves the huge hype. John Green’s powerful writing will make you feel certain affection towards the characters, drown you in the story and left you thirsty for his next work!
|Actual rating is 4.5 Cakes!|