Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 313
Keywords: cancer, romance, grief
Format Read: Hardcover (DUH I bought it) 

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.

I did a rereading of this recently and realized I'd never put it up here on the blog. I'm not really going to review it. I mean, it's awesome. One of the best. Ever.

But I think most people know that by now (if you don't, explain to me, where exactly is the rock you've been living under?). I mainly just wanted to put this up here to talk about the impact John Green's writing has on teens (and grown-ups. and in-betweens like me) all over the world. His stories prove that teens are naive and that teens are mature. They are both and everything in between. But so are people, not just young people. And his stories are about PEOPLE. They are real, they resonate with us, and they stay with us forever. His hilarity and poignancy are what make the novels so great. Because they are real, they aren't 100% depressing and they aren't 100% happy ending. They are that odd, gray, in between state that is life, and his books have just impacted my life so much, I wanted to talk about them for a bit.

(And bonus points to those who know who this is for)

1 comment:

  1. This book has been on my TBR list for a couple of years. At first I thought I was putting it off because I'm too lazy. But now I think it's because I'm scared of how deeply I'll feel the book.


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