Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars is a book to be read by all but it is neither self-help, motivational, cheesy, nor chick-flick, but has a very cute romantic story revolving around death. And I will say that after very long, I finally found a book which moved me to tears. Oh did I give away the crux or the summary? Just relax, there are no spoilers ahead in this book review post.

After reading a slew of thrillers and few badly written stories in between, this was one of the few books I completed within 24 hours time-frame and of course, the first this year (aside, it helped that this was an extended weekend, but shhh…).

John Green has put together everything in this book that makes the recipe for popularity without being callous. The book is hugely popular and has ratings/reviews given by 26.5 lakhs people on goodreads (at the time of me selecting this book). Not that I am a sucker for popular or award winning ones, however, this kind of tugged my heartstrings. The book made me smile and laugh and made me teary-eyed too, all you know in an interval of 12 hours, that made my hubby wonder if he has married a crazy one. Just kidding! The book simply states the fact that life does not stop just because another is no more in one’s life or cannot stay, but it should not stop one to love life for the time being. In short, this book is one helluva ride, that you as a reader should not miss!

Recommended for all to find positiveness when you think you have hit rock-bottom.

Keep watching my blog for more book reviews.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
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.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

About the author:
John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, The Fault in Our Stars was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green’s career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

Twitter: @realjohngreen

Rating: 10/10
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Book Name: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Pages: 313
Publication Year: 2012

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