Monday, November 18, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

In this heartwarming but also heartbreaking novel by John Green, Hazel is a sixteen year old girl who has been battling cancer for many years. Her parents force her to go to a cancer support group held by the church. When Hazel first goes there, her eyes lock with another cancer patient named Augustus (Gus).  They automatically have some sort of connection. Hazel and Gus start to hangout a lot together and without meaning to, they fall in love.  This novel will leave tears in your eyes as you hopelessly fall in love with the love connection between Hazel and Gus.

In The fault in our Stars, John Green does an amazing job with fully describing each character. He makes you feel that you know each one personally and know their whole life story. Green does a great job describing each moment and how each character felt in that exact moment. He truly makes you fall in love with each character and all there imperfections. I personally could not put this book down, John Green hooked me on the first page and I was fully engaged since. The love connection between Hazel and Gus is bittersweet and heartening. The ending of the novel was a huge shock you had no idea what was coming. This book would most appeal to teens from fifteen and on.  For any teen that is in need of a great love story between two cancer patients but with a twist of heartbreak at the end, I totally recommend this novel by John Green.  Ally M., Teen Reviewer