The Fault In Our Stars: John Green
About this book:
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a teenage girl living with a terminal tumor. She has been living with this tumor for a few years. Despite the fact that her tumor is shrinking, which has brought her a few more years. For Hazel it feels as if she has been nothing but terminal. It’s a medical mystery as to why her tumor is shrinking.
Hazel’s mom encourages her to attend a cancer support group for people under the age of eighteen who have all got different forms of cancer. Hazel is very reluctant to go at first. However after much persuasion Hazel decides to go. At one of the Cancer Kids support Group meetings she meets a very gorgeous teenage boy by the name of Augustus Waters, who is also now part of the cancer support group. There is an instant attraction between them. Hazel’s life wasn’t very interesting up to this point. However after she meets Augustus her whole life becomes completely changed forever.
Who will survive and who will not? Will something happen between Hazel and Augustus or not? It’s hard enough just being a teenager let alone one with cancer. Find out how Hazel deals with all the many ups and downs life throws at her in this best selling book. This book has also been adapted for a much loved film staring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
Why I recommend it:
This book is a New York Times bestseller. When I saw it was a best seller and that it was coming to the big screen, I just couldn’t wait to go and get my hands on a copy of this amazing novel. Even though this book might seem like a really sad tear-jerker. There are actually plenty of moments for you to laugh out loud as well. However that doesn’t mean that you can throw away your box of tissues, you might just need to keep them near by. This book really gave me a great insight as to what it is like to be living with cancer. I absolutely loved the way John Green portrayed Augustus Waters as well. Over all I felt that this novel showed that no matter how tough your situation is in life, you can find the beauty in it, all it takes is one person to make the most wonderful change in your life. This book is suitable for both young and old alike to enjoy. Go and pick up a copy today you wont be sorry you did. It’s definitely well worth the read. Time magazine also recommends this book. “Damn near genius”- Time.
Star Rating: goodreads.com. Rates this book 4.41 out of 5.
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