Book Review - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | BLushing Geek

The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Published on January 10, 2012 by Dutton Books
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Drama
Pages: 313
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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 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.


WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! Anything written after it might be somewhat revealing so I advise you to read the book first and let’s see if we have the same assessment of the story eh?

The story is about this indescribable love between two cancer patients. The girl named Hazel meets Gus in a Support Group. Gus had an osteosarcoma while Hazel had thyroid with mets in the lungs. They became friends until it went more than that. There’s still no proven treatment or medicine that could cure Hazel and she’s pretty doing fine with that. While on the other hand Gus has been NEC for fourteen months. All was doing pretty ok until everything changed and Gus had recurrence. Pretty harsh eh? How would Hazel deal with this revelation?

I always live on a thought that all life stories have happily ever after or simple happy endings like what every disney princesses’experienced. In this matured age of mine, I still hold on to that thought. In other words, this story opened my eyes in reality: that not all stories ended like the way we wanted it to be. 

So I’ll tell you what other things I like about the story. First, I may not say it often but I do love reading love stories. And this story has its own share of an eternal and true love story. I was pissed on how it ended but isn’t that big to dislike the whole story. The plot, eventhough it was emotional, I still think it was great.

But I also have some share of dislikes about the story. To tell you honestly, I didn’t like the book instantly. In its first few chapters, I can’t count how many times I got bored but when the story gets deeper, I get very drawn to it. And also, there are some dialogues in it that I find weird and get confused and totally lost. If you’re a constant reader of my book reviews, you also noticed that for me, the quality of the story is based on how the author uses words. Well, disappointingly, this book has some words or terms that only the dictionary could help. I am not a native English speaker so it wasn’t a friendly book to me though it wasn’t able to leave me dumbfounded as the page numbers get higher, the chance of encountering those complicated words becomes narrow.

It is the very first book that I have read from the author and I would say that I will continue reading his other books. As I’ve researched, I found out that at a young age, he accomplished a lot and got some pretty awesome awards.

So as a summary, this book is definitely worth a try. The story plot is great, the characters are awesome which as you’ve noticed, I’ve got no complaints at all. Though the book comprises some hard to grasp words but it won’t keep you from appreciating the story.

Now, I’m done with the book, I think it’s time for me to watch the movie and fantasize about the cute hottie who portrayed the character of Augustus Waters, *wink.

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