Plot: 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. ( read more here )
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
** spoiler alert ** My Review:
The Fault in Our Stars is one of the saddest novels that I read. I am not sure how to write a review without spoilers so stop now if you don’t want the story ruined.
Hazel Grace and Augustus are definitely cancer fighters but they don’t see each other as such. As a matter of fact they do not consider themselves strong nor stronger than other people. They fight cancer because they have to fight cancer…not so much for themselves but for the people who love them. They consider that cancer is part of them and they must somehow accept it.
There are so many things that I read in this book that I absolutely loved, that made me think about life and that changed me somehow. You see, this book is not only a cute teenagers love, this book is actually a book about life and about the horrible things that happen to people and about the way people react to these horrible things.
“The world is not a wish-granting factory.” , they say.
“It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” , Augustus says.
Hazel Grace is finally the one left alive, even though at the beginning of the book, Augustus was the cancer free one. It is not that as a reader I wanted Hazel Grace to die before him, it is just that I was not expecting it. And it broke my heart thinking that life is unfair like that. Now you are here, healthy and thinking that you run the world and the next moment cancer kills you slowly and very painfully. Hazel Grace was the one left suffering even though she thought the broken heart will belong to Augustus. And with Hazel Grace’s heart, my heart broke as well. 💔
This is the first book of John Green that I read, but I added all his books on my TBR list so I will definitely enjoy more of his writing! 💕📖
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