Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Book Review:The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

AUTHOR: John Green
PUBLISHER: Dutton Books
PAGES: 313
SOURCE: bought

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. 


So you've seen the book, read some of the reviews on-line, read the book, laughed with the characters, cried with the characters. What else is there to do now? I'd say sit and contemplate the book, or go see the movie when it comes out in June. Whatever you do bask in the real-ness that is TFiOS. I'm not going to sit here and say that I bawled my eyes out during the book because I didn't. It takes a lot to make me cry when reading a book (or watching a movie/tv show for that matter) which is odd considering I'm an emotional wreck when I see people I care about down and out. I get this down and out feeling as well. It could be that I have an emotional connection to these said people. 

While I don't know how it feels to have cancer, or know someone that does. I do know what it's like to have someone you care about and love go through daily life with pain all the time. Some days are always going to be better then others. Just like my husband, having me and his family for support. Hazel has her family (sometimes overbearing, but none the less caring) and Augustus and the support group to be there for her. even when things looked bad she saw the hope because of Augustus.

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