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.
I had every intention of being one of the people who didn't absolutely adore this book. Not because I'm being mean or cliche or any other insult, but because after knowing what it was about I didn't expect the book to pull me in like it ended up doing. To be honest when I first started reading, I didn't think I was going to love it. You see, I was expecting a great book, but I was not expecting a book that would be just world shattering. Let me tell you, The Fault In Our Stars is much more than I expected, it is an emotion draining, yet comical masterpiece.
After reading this book, you sit here wishing Augustus Waters were real because he would be an embodiment of all that is good in the world. I just adored Augustus in every way. His titled gait attached to a sexy fella, his love for action books and movies, his brain that can easily morph the worst situations in humor ("I lit up like a Christmas Tree"), and his words that (regardless of what he thought) are so beautifully written.
There is a delicacy that I am writing with when I write about these characters, but in truth they are nothing close to delicate. They are strong and filled with so many layers. Hazel Grace, who is only sixteen and yet deals everyday with cancer, with being an early college student, with falling in love so hard yet still worrying if everything will be destroyed. However, regardless of everything she deals with, she gives all of her strength to others who need it and doesn't let something that she can't control stop her.
The characters in this book are inspirations. Cancer or not, they would still be inspirations just because of their attitudes and wills to not only live, but love. I truly don't think this book is meant to be a sad one, but it will pull at all of your emotions and lord help me, I'm so damn glad it did.
Other than Will Grayson, Will Grayson, this is my first true John Green book and I am utterly amazed. His writing is just...so good. I know good is such a mediocre adjective, but I mean so good that there is just no point in finding a better adjective. I love the humor, the impressive vocabulary, and the way that he makes you feel his writing. This book just blew my mind and I absolutely adored it.
Ps. Brooke Lynn, I am SO sorry it took me so long to read this. I am obviously an idiot for not picking it up the moment you send it to me two years ago. *kicks myself* YOU ARE THE BEST!
- 5 out of 5 Splatters -