Monday, March 16, 2015

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a captivating novel written by John Green. It is about the life of a teenage girl, Hazel Grace, who has been battling cancer throughout her life. Her mom believes that the cancer has triggered her emotions and is making her depressed, so she forces Hazel to go to a cancer support group. There, she meets a boy that is currently in remission, Augustus Waters.  She meets Augustus’ friend, Isaac, who has eye cancer. After going to the support group a couple of times, Hazel and Augustus become immersive friends that tell each other everything; they are flirtatious when they talk too. Hazel showed Gus, An Imperial Inflection, her favorite book, and it too became his favorite book. Hazel was always curious about how the book was going to end and Gus would say to use her death wish on it, a wish that genies grant you for your death wish. But she already used her wish so Gus used his on her. He then surprises her and takes her to Amsterdam, to meet Peter Van Houten. They were disappointed when they arrived at Amsterdam because Peter Van Houten was nothing but a mean drunk. Gus told Hazel before they went back home to Indianapolis, that his cancer has returned. Gus asked for one favor from both, Hazel and Isaac, that they write a eulogy for him at his funeral. In the end of the novel, Hazel discovers that Augustus wrote her a eulogy and asks if she was happy with the decisions she made.

Let me start by saying I do not particularly like to read but, I flew through this book. It was so amusing and there was never a dull chapter. The writing was very easy to understand, but there were few words I did not understand in the novel. John Green added plenty of humorous parts in the book which made it an enjoyable quick read. If you know a little bit about cancer this book will be easier to read. You can understand and feel how scary and emotional it is for the characters in the book. I think this is a book anyone can read. I would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to read about a book with a bit of drama or a love story. Erica B.; Teen Reviewer

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