Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars

I put off reading this book for so long. I'd heard so many people say it was heartbreaking, and it made them cry, I don't like sad things, so I while I wanted to read it, because John Green is an amazing writer, I didn't want to because books that make me cry are my least favorite of all the books.

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I, however, didn't have the same reaction as apparently every other person I'd seen review this book. I didn't sob and scream about the feels. The strongest feeling I really had was that of being propelled forward, and even when I knew what was coming, I couldn't stop. It was inevitable. I sat down and read this book in 6 hours. The feeling I had that came with the ending was no, this was not enough. I want to know more about Hazel, I want to know more of her life.

It could be said that this book is about two cancer patients. But I think this book is more about two teenagers who just happen to have cancer. The humor is dark, and tragic, but hilarious all the same. Just because I didn't cry, didn't mean this book didn't break my heart. Okay.

I'm really happy I waited until I finished it to watch the movie trailer. I'm so excited for the movie now. The trailer is perfect and from what I see they couldn't have cast it better. But if you aren't as patient as I am, I'll just leave it here for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss

Final Verdict: I recommend this book. I loved this book. I loved it so much I know I'll read it again. It's on the same level as the Virgin Suicides, P.S. I Love You and the Aunt Dimity Series for me. I plan to read everything John Green has written, even his grocery lists. And I want other people to read this book.

 
Disclaimer: Trailer is property of 20th century fox.