So rare it is to read a young adult novel as an adult and find yourself transported back in time to when you were in high school. Some call John Green a excellent writer, some even call him the teenager whisperer, but I call him a GENIUS! Diving into the world of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters was an experience that few books are able to achieve. Hazel is a young teenager who meets a boy, Augustus Waters, at a support group for children with cancer. They form what is sure to be an instant bond and go about starting their personal love story even though both of them are suffering from different cancers. Hazel speaks about having cancer in a way that allows the reader a more real look at what it would be like to be in her shoes. Augutus is constantly reminding everyone to live each day as if it was your last, he brings hope to everyone, even his now blind friend Isaac. If it doesn’t break your heart that Hazel Grace often refers to herself as a “grenade” then I just don’t think you have a heart.
The ending will absolutely tear you in half but it is nothing like what you imagine when you start reading the book. I often find myself reading a book and predicting what will happen next, nearly every time I am right… But there are a couple of books out there that took me completely off guard and this novel was one of them.
“The Fault in Our Stars” will make you laugh, it will give you hope, it will make you look at cancer in a different light and inevitably it will break your heart and make you cry. Perhaps you’ll even read the whole novel in 24 hours like I did, I literally could not put it down and spent the whole day taking the journey. I started reading this book on a flight from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale and I cried a few times… in public!
All of this is to say that YOU should read this book and I hope you love it as much as I did! And also… Go see the movie – The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort hits theatres on June 6th!
Source: The Fault in our Stars Movie