the fault in our stars

I’ve read John Green before. Heck, I’m even a nerdfighter. Please, look that up. I’ll wait if you promise to come back. Unfortunately, I haven’t read his award winning Looking for Alaska, although I plan to do so soon. See my itsy-bitsy reviews of the ones I have read here and here.

Now, with that out of the way, I have to say that The Fault is one of the best realistic books I have ever read. I normally don’t pick up books that I can tell from the review are going to make me cry like a heartbroken baby with teething issues, but I couldn’t pass this one up. From Amazon:

“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.”

Mostly though, I was on a mini-hot-streak of yearning for really good YA. Serendipitously, Kindle on my phone popped Mr. Green’s brand spanking new offering right in front of my greedy eyes. I saw the name, read the tag line and purchased it. I read it straight through because I Could Not Put It Down. Luckily, hubs was fast asleep by the time I couldn’t hold the waterworks back any longer.

Even if you HATE crying, especially in front of family members, read this book. I’m going to yell now, so cover your ears. READ THIS BOOK! Intertwined with the sadness is John’s signature humor, his insanely marvelous mental capabilities and his genius for writing scenes and dialogue that feel really real…even if you don’t happen to talk that way.

Bravo, John Green, bravo.

P.S.- It’s not sappy, I promise.

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2 Responses to “the fault in our stars”

  1. Karri Says:

    Is it a sad ending? If so, I can’t read it.

  2. Jen Says:

    I can’t tell the ending Karri! That would be so wrong. :)

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