Monday, February 6, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

Review Time! Okay, who hasn't read this book yet? I swear since it's release last month - EVERYONE has read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green! I admit this is my first John Green and well, if the rest of them are anything like this one, I must dip into my savings buy them all! Thanks to Penguin for the review copy!

(Goodreads) Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

The Short Story? - One of the best contemporary novels I've ever read! A fulfilling novel that's wonderfully, beautifully, refreshingly bittersweet. Realistic, raw and heartbreaking, John Green has written a modern classic in the making! This will the novel people talk about in 60 years. Unputdownable from cover to cover, The Fault in Our Stars will make you cry, laugh and cry some more! Bravo John Green!

The Long Story? - Read this book in private, preferably behind a locked door. YOU WILL CRY. Trust me, I'm the least moved person ever ( I didn't even cry in The Notebook!) but I bawled like a baby reading The Fault in Our Stars. John Green is a master of literature. Like Laini Taylor and J.K. Rowling, he isn't just an author, he is an artist, a story-teller, a unique individual with a gift. Green has beautiful prose, very unique and even in the most serious of situations filled with humour. If anyone can make a girl who hates sob stories ( read- me) love a MAJOR sob story it's him. The Fault in Our Stars is filled with humour, raw emotions and a love story that will you leave in tears. Heartbreakingly beautiful, Green deals with may serious issues that haunt society everyday in this work of fiction. He has written an extraordinary contemporary about life, death and everything in between. Be prepared for the best tear-jerker of the century!

This is perhaps one of the best characterisations I've ever seen (or read). We always talk about our favourite YA couples, well this is one of my favourites - Hazel and Augustus. Their story isn't one with a happily ever after but it's so raw, beautiful and filled with love.  Both characters suffer from cancer and they meet through a cancer victim support group. I clicked instantly with Hazel, she's so so brave and she's a downright funny girl! Suffering from cancer, she doesn't have the life of a normal teen yet she makes the most of it! Augustus is just wonderful. He brings out the best in Hazel and she brings out the best in him - that is love. He's the perfect gentlemen, insufferably sweet and very very very witty. (A Jace Wayland reincarnation with personality modification perhaps?). Some of the best characterisations I've read!

If you got anything out of that rubbish review ( filled with too much gushing hey?) you know that I LOVED The Fault in Out Stars. For girl who probably hates nothing more than a contemporary sob story, that's like the highest form of a compliment. John Green only writes the best of the best. You will be a fool to pass up on this one. The Fault in Our Stars is not to be missed. It's an absolute keeper so go buy yourself a copy (or two!)

What's it Worth? - BREAK OUT THE PIGGYBANK ( like NOW!)

The Fault in Our Stars currently has a 4.71 Rating on Goodreads, 8902 people have rated it - do you think we'll lie?

Badass Bookie xx


  1. ohmygosh, how come i haven't read this?!!? sounds AMAZING. wow, this is definitely going to the top of tbr! it'd be my first john green read too..!

    and HOW did you not cry in the notebook?! just HOOW?!?!

    haha, lovely review(:

  2. I just finished this the day before yesterday and I am still effected. It's beautiful, haunting and unpredictable. I didn't know about it anything when I ordered it, but I am so glad I acted on impulse because now I have a signed copy of my favorite book.
    I strongly recommend it to everyone!
    And great review, and you're right they will talk about this book for a long time!

  3. I still haven't read it yet - I'm not quite ready to read such a tearjerker yet this year. But it's *definitely* on my list.

  4. This book caused me to cry more than any other book...but I still have this urge to re-read the wonderful story that John Green tells. He is a master.

  5. I just finished this book the other day and I have to agree with you that it is so AMAZING! I could not put it down and seeing as I am not a big contemporary reader that's a good sign that I like it! Great review!

  6. John Green has done it again! He has successfully portraited a quirky unexpected love story that was so exquisite it left me amazed and wanting more! This is a truly brillaiant novel that I will be recomending to friends and family for years to come. Keep up the good work John.

  7. i broke out my piggybank when i bought this. it was really expensive since i bought it at my local bookstore. but it's worth of it <3

  8. i didn´t cry during the book..but when i found out that Esther Earl (search her on yt she passed ago 2010 from cancer) was his inspiration for the book i cried the whole night through- honestly. please search esther on yt and twitter shes such a lovely girl. R.I.A <3