The Fault In Our Stars by John Green Review:
OK, I’ve stopped crying long enough to write down this review. From the title you can tell why all the feels were happening for me. John Green’s
masterpiece novel, The Fault In Our Stars, tells the story of Hazel, a young girl diagnosed with a form of cancer and living a detached, lonely
life. However, she soon meets Augustus Waters, a cancer survivor who helps her realize the power of forming connections with others, even if
she fears hurting them when she passes. This is the base of the story, but there is so much more that makes this such a powerful and emotional
Many are familiar with this story after the well known film adaption starring Shailene Woodley, but even if you haven’t seen the film, the book
is written in such a way that picturing the characters in your mind is like you are watching a film. Rather than fantasize the romance between
these two characters and paint a picture of overwhelming happiness, the book depicts the gruesome reality of the battle with cancer, both
physically and mentally, and the toll it takes on each individual. It deals with heavy issues, from family and love to mortality and leaving a
legacy of some sort. The very real way that the author writes this romance story helps the audience connect on a deeper level with the characters,
from the two leads to the most base secondary characters sprinkled throughout the novel.
By novel’s end, the realness of the story creates an emotional impact that very few books have done in the last decade. The character development
in this book is unique and original, creating mature teens feel real and refreshing rather than stick with the stereotypical teenager obsessed
with popularity or dating the cutest guy/girl in school. This is a real book that needs to be read, and sticks out as the strongest of John Green’s
novels to date. If you haven’t yet, read The Fault In Our Stars today!