Today I decided to review The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. So I finally read this book after hearing and reading so many reviews about it and I am so happy that I did.
Name- The Fault in Our Stars
Author- John Green
Genre- Young Adult Fiction
Publishing Date- 10 January 2012
Publisher- Penguin Books
My Rating- 4/5
Summary- Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16 year old teenager, who is diagnosed with stage 4 Thyroid Cancer with metastatis forming in her lungs. All she wants is to watch America’s Next top Model, read and to know what happens after her favourite book, An Imperial Affliction, ends. But her mom disagrees and insists her on going to a Cancer Kid Support Group, where she meets the gorgeous and a bit arrogant, Augustus Waters and her story changes.
Ok, so I was a bit hesitant to read this book because I am not into romance novels and after reading the reviews I was pretty sure I am going to cry a lot.
But finally I tried. The book was what I call mesmerizing. I mean I was lost in the book. Even now if I open the book to read some of my favourite lines, I’m pretty sure I am going to be lost in the beauty of the book and would have to read at least a chapter or two. John Green definitely knows how to capture that beauty in words.
However sometimes I found those same words hard to understand and those metaphors didn’t help either.
Coming to the characters, I would say that I am not a fan of both Augustus and Hazel. I like the side characters much more. I feel they were well developed, particularly Isaac, Hazel and Augustus’s friend, and Peter Van Houten, the author of An Imperial Affliction ( a book which played an important part in Hazel and Augustus’s relationship).
Isaac, was Hazel and Augustus’s friend, who had eye cancer and a sense of humour which sometimes made me laugh while sometimes made me feel bad for him. Peter Van Houten, on the other hand is an alcoholic and the author of An Imperial Affliction. He is snarky with a dry sense of humour. And sometimes I couldn’t stop myself from disliking him a bit due to something which happens in the story ( no spoilers).
When I reread the book, I felt that I could connect with the book and certain characters more deeply. All these emotional feelings took over me. This book contains certain parts/lines which I am probably going to cherish till I die. Anyone who reads this book, will probably love at least one particular thing about this book.
Coming to the pacing, by the end of the book, I felt the story started to slow down which made certain parts boring. I found certain parts unnecessary.
Keeping that aside, I feel John green is an amazing author that, can even make a fictional book sound so interesting that you would want to read it right now.
Writing style- 5/5
Final Rating– 4/5
So that is my review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Hope you liked it.
Tell me if you have read this book and what are your thoughts about it.