Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
It’s been a while since I’ve read realistic fiction so reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS was like reading a book of a new genre. I actually saw this book a couple of times at the local bookstore and until it eventually topped the bestseller for teens here. Curious (but mostly in search of a good book), I decided to read it.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS focuses on two different teenagers fated by the stars. The main protagonist, Hazel Grace, like any teenager out there just wants to do normal stuff: go out to parties, drink beer, smoke pot, etc. The thing is, she’s diagnosed with lung cancer. She thinks she has no reason to live in this world anymore…until she met Augustus Waters. Who is Augustus “Gus” Waters, you ask? Only one of the hottest basketball players in their school with washboard abs, manly biceps and a godly face that’ll make girls swoon. The book tells us the story of how the two teenagers fall in love and how they struggle to be with each other even if the stars have different plans for them.
While it did not make me cry it definitely made me sad and ask why cancer does nothing but be a bitch in a person’s life. The writing style wasn’t really fancy, although. Mr. Green might throw some Shakespearean verses here and there (which I am NOT familiar with). You begin to love the characters as you finish the book and wish you had the same humor as them.
To conclude, I definitely recommend this masterpiece to bookworms out there and also to those who are just in need of a good romance.