The Fault in Our Stars
Fault in Our Stars
out of 5 stars
Date: January 10, 2012
Date: January 2012
Awards: Odyssey Award, Goodreads Choice Award (Best YA Fiction),
ALA Teens' Top Ten Nom., Indies Choice Book Award for YA, The Inky
Awards for Silver Inky, Abraham Lincoln Award Nom.
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.
Witty, eloquent, endearing, profound-- this book gets
all the good descriptive words -- but if I could sum up The
Fault in Our Stars in one word, it would have to be:
John Green is one of my favorite people in the world, so naturally
I adore his books. This one just might be my favorite.
The message TFiOS conveys about the resilience
and underestimated intelligence of teenagers in our world today
is powerful and imperative. John Green does not shy away from deeper
subjects and the moving use of metaphor, despite -- rather, because
of -- his primarily young readership. That says a lot.
This is more than a book about cancer that will make you cry -- even
though it will. It is a thoughtful commentary on the importance
of life and the significance of every little detail and interaction
if we only take the time to observe.
And you know it's a John Green book when you're in tears one minute
and laughing hysterically the next.
Plus, this entire book is quotable. There is probably a line in here
relevant to any aspect of life.
John Green sets a high standard for contemporary literature
now as well as for how we will regard "classics" in the
Profanity: Moderate (occasional swearing)
Sexuality: Moderate (kissing, sensuality, suggested images)
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Brailynne graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S.
in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She is currently in school in
Mississippi for Medical Laboratory Technology. Proud nerdfighter, hopeless
science geek, aspiring writer, and, of course, AVID READER. Loves Sci-Fi,
Fantasy, Contemporary -- and any and all things Young Adult!
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