Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

June 20, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Audiobook Reader: Kate Rudd
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. - Goodreads


Oh my goodness! This book!

I listened to the audiobook version of The Fault in Our Stars from, it was read by Kate Rudd, and she did a brilliant job at doing so. Kudos to you Kate!

The fault in our stars is heartwarming, heartBREAKING, funny, romantic, tearjerking (but I did not cry!), and engrossing. It gave me goosebumps with the climax of the novel came through, and it gave me goosebumps when the last lines were read.

There are so many big words in this novel, words that haven't even made it into my vocabulary yet. Green designed his characters to be the independent, hella smart kind of characters, people would want to be like - personality wise.

This is a great YA novel. I just picked it up because the audiobook was sitting there collecting dust. I figured since the movie was already out, might as well finish the book before I go watch it.

I'll be completely honest, I am not a very big fan of books such as these. Books in which a character dying is inevitable. I would try to avoid them as much as possible, but I decided to give this one a chance. AND, I did find out who dies and how they died before even reading the first page, just to prepare myself for all the tears that I predicted would shed. But I did not cry, I held it in.

I did expect the book to give me a whole lot more feels than it initially did, so my feelings towards the fault in our stars are very neutral. It was a good book, worth reading, and highly recommendable to young adults and some adults.

Now, after completing this book, I think I'm ready to watch the movie to hope that it would be just like how I pictured it while listening to the book and give me more feels that it should. I just hope the cinema would be dark enough and the speakers would be loud enough to dial out the sounds of my wailing and the tears that would roll down my face during the film.


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