The Fault in Our Stars, a novel that I have recently read and instantly fell in love with, is the subject of this blog. If you haven’t read or even heard of this amazing novel by John Green, you should find a copy as soon as possible. The story is narrated by a young cancer patient named Hazel Grace. She takes you through her journey with her newly found love, Augustus Waters. Augustus uses his clever and quite witty personality to give Hazel a new perspective on her complicated life. Before meeting Augustus she had to be pushed out of the house by her parents, she didn’t have anything to live for or to be excited about. But after her first time meeting Augustus her whole life took a turn for the better. This book is full of emotional content, some moments will make you laugh out loud, while others will make you start to cry your heart out. You may think I am exaggerating, but ask anyone who has read it; they will most definitely back me up.
During the novel you will travel to Amsterdam with Hazel and Augustus to seek out answers from Hazel’s favorite author. While in Amsterdam, Augustus tells Hazel life altering information that inspires her to make the most out of her life. The trip to Amsterdam created a lifelong memory for both Hazel and Augustus. After the once in a lifetime trip Hazel’s life gets more complicated; her health and the health of some of her new found friends start to influence her decisions and the way she spends her time. I don’t want to spoil too much of the plot, so I will leave it to you to find out the rest of the story for yourself. All I can say is, you won’t believe the connection that will develop between you and the characters in this story. You will fall in love with their unique personalities and views on life. Soon enough you will talk about them as if they were old friends! You can tell that the author cared about each character as if they were real people, and strived for you to make individual connections with each one.
The Fault in Our Stars is most definitely on my list of top 10 books that I have ever read. This book is what I call a true page turner. I read this book in less than two days, and it is over 300 pages! If that doesn’t prove the awesomeness of this novel I don’t know what will. This book will not let you down; you will instantly fall in love with the characters and the thought behind the plot. But just a warning, you may want a box of tissues by your side while reading this book, for your happy tears and the not so happy tears. If you haven’t yet realized it, I truly believe that you should read this book as soon as possible. So pick up a copy on your way home or from the library, and start reading! You will be glad you did. Once you have finished the novel, you can rent the recently released movie that depicts the novel as well as any Hollywood production can. Happy reading!