Friday, February 12, 2016

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

 “The Fault in Our Stars” By John Green

            “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is a young adult novel that follows the life of a teen cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster.  The story is about her battle with cancer, but also her coming of age as she meets another cancer patient Augustus Waters. Hazel falls in love with Gus, but is hesitant to start a relationship because of her health. She is constantly struggling with how her death will affect the people around her.

            The author’s style was very casual as it was a novel about teens. The author definitely knew how to reach out to teen readers by making this into a love story. The author presents this story in a way that makes it not just about the sad affects of cancer, but the celebration of life and love. It can bring about laughter and tears as it explores the many different aspects of the lives of these teens. The romance of this novel could seem a bit unrealistic to some readers, but in the end it is just a beautiful story about two star crossed lovers both fighting the same battle with cancer. The audience if directed towards high school students who love novels about romance and teen empowerment. Teens should know that this is not just another story about cancer. Nor is it a happily ever after love story. This novel is definitely worth having in the library collection because it is a journey with many different emotions that will make you realize how special life is. Danielle D.; Teen Reviewer

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