Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Our Write Side

Title: The Fault In Our Stars Author: John Green Genre: YA Drama

Amazon Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads blurb: 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.

***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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