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review 2014-05-03 12:20
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Authour: John Green

Pages: 318

Released: January, 2012

Source: John Green Boxed set | Bol.com

Where to buy: Bookdepository | Amazon

Synopsis

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.

 

Sometimes a guy tells a story through a book, this book travels around the world and an incredible amount of copies are sold. Almost everyone at an certain age knows about this book and have been (unfortunately) spoiled for the ending. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is that kind of book, ask my Dutch classmates and they know how the story goes.

I have read this book almost two years ago and I really enjoyed it, I loved the story and the characters. But around the time this book became a hype, I turned sceptical. I only remembered a couple of things of the book and said it was overrated. Maybe that was because it had become one of my favourites and everyone was ranting about it. I do not know.

 

For our English class we were given a list of books from which we should pick one and read for an upcoming test. The first book on this list was TFIOS and even though I'd already read it, with the film coming up it felt like I should read it again.

To be honest, I am so happy I reread this book. The dark humour of Hazel Grace Lancaster, the sad but funny Isaac and the vain metaphors of Augustus Waters, are maybe the reason I fell in love with this book. The writing style of John Green made me love it even more and all the descriptions of how Hazel perceived the Netherlands and everything else was amazing. 

 

The rare thing called emotional investment occurred and while reading this book it felt like I was on a roller-coaster that only goes up. At a lot of points during the book I laughed out loud, but a couple of paragraphs later salty rivers of tears were finding their way down my cheeks. 

 

Before I reread this book and people would ask me what I thought about it, I would answer something like: "I like it, but it is overhyped". But now I would answer something like: "I love it like the sun loves the moon and that is quite a lot". 

If you have not read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I think most people already have, you should really read it before the film comes out in June. 

 

What did you think about The Fault in Our Stars? And are you excited for the film?

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