The Fault in Our Stars: A Book Review


The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Summary: 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.

{kindly taken from Amazon}

My Thoughts: This book kind of left me speechless. Seriously. I can not find any words to describe how amazing it was! It was beautifully written and left readers with so much to think about. Kudos to John Green!

Cancer has become a trending theme in YA novels, and it is certainly the case in The Fault in Our Stars. The main character, Hazel Grace, has struggled with her cancer ever since she was a young tween, and she has been learning how to deal with it in her everyday life. For her, life is mostly the same each day, until Augustus Waters shows up. I adored Hazel. I loved her brutal honesty and her questions on life. The author did such a good job crafting a character that all readers can relate with. At times, she could be rather negative, but it wasn’t out of her character, so I rolled with it :) Augustus, as well, was just as developed and just as easy to fall in love with. The rest of the characters all added to the story, and each had a distinctive voice.

The plot was sad, I’ll be honest. I won’t go to far into it, but my gosh, this is a SAD book. However, John Green doesn’t just focus on the sadder parts, he sprinkles the happier things, like Hazel and Gus’ relationship, in between. I thought the plot moved incredibly well, and I was quite engaged the entire time! I really liked the part at Anne Frank’s home, and another favorite was the oh-so romantic picnic. That was really sweet! :)

Overall, The Fault in Our Stars is a winner, and I’m happy to own it. It definitely earned the spot on my bookcase!

Pros: Beautiful writing and well-crafted characters.

Cons: The characters did seem a bit unrealistic, but I liked that they were different, so it didn’t really affect me.

Heads Up: Language, a death and romance.

Overall: I give this book 5 stars {*****} and I recommend it for ages 13 and up.

I was so happy to contribute to Alice’s Fairy Tale February! You can see my guest post here.

Have a happy Sunday! Tomorrow is another day off from school due to the storm, so life is good for moi :)


16 thoughts on “The Fault in Our Stars: A Book Review

  1. Bella,
    Did you know John Green is also the owner of a series called “Crash Course” on YouTube? He teaches kids Social Studies, and very amusing. I suggest checking it out. My Social Studies teacher has the book, and agrees with you.


  2. […] Finally, the last number in Hamilton is the touching song, “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story,” sung by the cast and company as they craft Hamilton’s legacy. If you listen to the soundtrack all the way through, your emotions will be running high, and the finale does nothing to help that – it’s quite the powerful track. Similarly, though John Green’s writing wasn’t my cup of tea, I can’t discount the impact he had on YA literature and its readers with his bestseller, The Fault in Our Stars. {review} […]


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