Review of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

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.


HOW the flipping heck haven’t I read this book before now? It’s one of the most highly recommended books I have ever purchased.

It is effortlessly written with simple beautiful language and poetic love gestures. I can fully understand why there are millions of people all over the world, crying at the ending but I wasn’t one of them.

Hazel is a witty teenager suffering from Cancer and the second the book began, I instantly took a liking to her. I laughed alongside her funny remarks and then straight away, I felt bad for laughing at a child who has Cancer – but that’s exactly what she wants you to do. Augustus, for me, wasn’t as handsome as he was made out to be. I knew that Hazel was fond of him, but for me, he didn’t tick the hot box.

John Green is a very clever man and he’s left the book with an open end – full of unanswered questions and I strongly believe that he has done this on purpose. Hazel and Augustus have read a book within The Fault In Our Stars and they seek the open ending answers. Well done John Green, is it any wonder you’re a best selling novelist?

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