Book Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genres: Romance, YA, Young Adult
I read this in book format.
Simply mention The Fault In Our Stars to me and a small, pained noise will escape from my mouth. It has been years and it still hurts.
The Fault In Our Stars, or TFIOS as it often shortened to, is a young adult novel that had my heart aching and my eyes stinging with tears from around the half way mark. Another book turned blockbuster, I was keen to read this book and avoided the trailer at all costs until I had closed the final page and sighed that the story was over.
And I remained strong.
I adored the lead character of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old girl with cancer. This, was new for me. I was used to reading about healthy, young girls whose biggest issues were whether the mean girl at school would be nice to them and whether their crush would finally notice them before inevitably falling for their male best friend.
This was different.
This was good different.
Hazel is an old sixteen year old, due to her diagnosis with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, meaning she has to carry an oxygen tank with her wherever she goes. She is headstrong and independent and she loves with parents but she doesn’t have many friends.
Hello, cancer patient support group.
And hellooooooo Augustus.
Augustus Waters is a seventeen year old bone tumor survivor with a prosthetic leg and a huge heart. He isn’t your typical bad boy but he has a rebellious side that Hazel is completely and utterly smitten by and the chemistry is undeniable.
I loved this story. I felt every emotion possible and I often have to remind myself that these characters are fictional.
The only issues I had were there were some parts in this book that I was confused by, and at 19 years of age when I read it, I was not exactly the target young adult audience so I’d understand if younger readers were having to ask parents or Google for help.
Overall a fantastic read that I would give 4 stars out of 5 to.