Title: The Fault in Our Stars.
Author: John Green
Published: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books.
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.
“By it, do you mean herpes?”
“You are too much,” Mom said. “The book, Hazel, I mean the book”
It’s the scenes and lines like this that make this book so deceiving. Exchanges like this lure you into a false sense of snarky security only to have all of your feelings and heart ripped out and jumped on. Seriously. If you feel like letting your heart get ripped out and used as John Green’s personal trampoline, please, by all means read this book. Even if you don’t, please, by all means read this book. I held out for so long, it seemed like EVERYONE was talking about it. So naturally, I avoided it. In avoiding it, I think I made a huge mistake. I would have liked to gush about this book with everyone else.
This book is beautifully written with smart, memorable characters. It’s very visceral in it’s imagery, and it’s a writing style I’m drawn to. I LOVED this book. I’m looking forward to the movie, and throwing this book at my bestie the first chance I get so I can go to the theater and cry with her. I want to see this on the big screen and see if my images of the events match the creative vision. I’m keeping this book. It’s finding a home on my already too stuffed bookcase and it’s going to live there forever.