In The Fault of Our Stars, 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 have recently had a really hard time getting into a book. This normally isn’t really an issue for me but recently it has been. I also have no idea why. Bonnie had this as one of her Book Club books but I never got around to reading it for that, but I had heard some great things about it.
I bought The Fault of Our Stars at Target, in hardback. It was the best $17.99 I have spent in a long time. I also bought it without knowing anything about the book. I just knew people were talking about it and that made me want to read it even more.
Yes, it’s a bit depressing. It’s about kids with cancer. But like I told a friend of mine who is having a hard time getting into it, it is about so much more than death. It’s not about death at all. It’s about life in spite of death. These kids know they are dying and their chance of survival isn’t very high, but they live anyways. And they want to keep living despite everything their bodies are going through.
I can’t say that I related to this book, because I didn’t. I never knew a kid that had cancer personally. You hear about them on the news but I never knew one personally. This book just struck me somehow and I honestly loved every minute I was reading it. It was a quick read too.
If you are teetering on reading The Fault of Our Stars because of the subject matter, just read it. It will be worth your time, I promise.
I give this book 4.5/5 stars.
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