The Fault in our Stars by John Green Review

If you haven’t heard about this book then you must have been living under a rock as it is a best seller as well as the movie being multi award winning. So I thought before taking on the movie it was time to read the book as see if it is as good as everyone says it is.


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.

Taken from goodreads

Right from the off the first thing you will notice is the humour style that the two main characters have got and for me that is what made me want to keep reading, as the humour they had just made me think they belonged together. Me personally I normally don’t like contemporary novels as I think a lot of the time they are too cute or too predictable but I think John Green found the perfect middle ground.

I hope you are going to be prepared to learn about philosphoies throughout your read as the author does use a fair few to describe certain situations. At first I was lost when this started happening as my knowledge on philosphoies does not exist but after a few I was starting to look forward to them and just wanted more.

When things start to get a little darker towards then end the love that the two characters have for each other and both of them trying to make the other smile is simply beautiful and the writing to make this happen is simply outstanding. This is the first book I have ever actually cried over and just wanted to keep reading more and more to try and find out as much as I possibly could.

From the whole book I only didn’t like one thing and that was just how quickly Hazel and Gus got together. It felt rushed as I would have liked a little bit more time to get to know the two characters separately more but obviously when one of them has a horrible disease where no one knows when they are going to die, rushing is a bit key in that situation.

This is the first John Green book I have ever read but you can be sure there will be another.

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