Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
November 29, 2015 No Comments » Book Reviews A.L. Mabry

Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: YA Drama
Amazon Rating: 5 stars

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Goodreads blurbDespite 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.

***I purchased my copy of this book and this is my honest, unsolicited opinion.***

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I will start by telling you this: You will cry. If you do not cry there is a strong possibility you have no soul and you should probably get that checked out. I went into this telling myself I would not cry because everyone else said they did and I would too. So, I figured since I am expecting it to be sad I will be prepared. I wasn’t. You won’t be either.

I do not want to give a single spoiler even though you can go see this at the movies right now. I figured this would be much like other loves stories that are entwined with tragedy. (A Walk To Remember, P.S. I Love You, etc) The characters were believable and well developed. I felt an incredible bond to Hazel, Augustus, and Isaac. We follow the story as told to us by Hazel and she maintains a consistent and REAL voice throughout.

This was not a teddy bear soft, candy coated version of a sad love story. It was soul-shakingly, heartbreakingly raw and painful. You know those girlie moods we get when we say “I need chocolate and a fuzzy blanket and a really good tear jerker”? This is it. I read this book yesterday and I still feel the ache in my chest. My fiance sat beside me several times yesterday and stroked my head as I sobbed and read.

I realize I have told you no real details and I am okay with that because I insist you read it yourself. Now…Go…I’ll save you some tissues.

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A.L. Mabry A.L. Mabry is an Executive Editor for Our Write Side. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once. In her downtime, she can be found with her loving husband, Shawn and their children. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.

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