Thursday, June 5, 2014

REVIEW: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books
Source: Book Purchased by Reviewer
Buy it at: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Despite the tumor-shrinking 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. 

There's so much that I want to say about this book but wouldn't dare give anything away for those of you who haven't read it yet...

The Fault in Our Stars is a beautifully written, beautifully tragic story about a boy and a girl who are lucky enough to find each other and fall in love, lucky enough to share a kind of love that some people are never able to experience, and unlucky enough to have a "touch of cancer."

Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters are lucky enough to find themselves entangled in a "Star-crossed lover" type situation. Lucky in the sense that their love is so strong and pure and beautiful, but star-crossed in the sense that they are both sick with cancer. I won't tell you anything else aside from what I've just written, but I hope that it is enough to let you know that this story was beautiful and heartbreaking and tragic, but worth every tear that I shed while reading it. It wasn't depressing like I assumed it would be before reading. It was happy, sad, and funny...really, really funny! Pretty much everything you hope for in a book. So my message to you, dear reader, is to go forth and read this amazing story and fall in love with it the way that I did, the way that Hazel did: "Slowly, and then all at once."


  1. it's nice that you rated it 5 / 5 - i seem to be the only person in the universe to call it "overrated". but have you read paper towns by john green? because THAT was pure perfection.

    amy // The Blog Hermit

  2. Lexi girl, I am so glad to see that you are just know finishing with The Fault in Our Stars and that you loved it. I am coming in late for this party too and am reading TFIOS now. It took the movie to come out to light a fire. I was missing out too, because I love the writing style. I am will not see that movie until I finish with the book. Hopefully by tonight.
    -Flirting with Fiction

  3. Ugh. loved this review. I know I should read it, but I'm honestly scare. Scare that I won't like it and/or scare that it not going to make me cry. Because so few books do make me cry that I'm hesitant about it. But I know that, eventually, I will read this book, and I just hope that I can say that I love it as much as everyone else does.


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