Saturday, October 26, 2013

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

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.

After watching multiple reviews of this book on YouTube, I really had the urge to read this book. People were crying all over YouTube and ranting about how sad this book was. In my head I was like: "Hmm, whose death is sadder? Mufasa's or Augustus'?" To find out I asked my mom for the book and once she gave her consent, I started reading it immediately. 

To be honest, I still think Mufasa's death was sadder.  The Fault in Our Stars was a very depressing book, indeed, but nothing too sad for me to cry about. I also liked Isaac a lot and have to say that he has to be THE BEST supporting character of all time. 

I loved Augustus' metaphors. When he explained why he put a cigarette in his mouth but didn't light it, "I put it in but I don't light it because it's a killing thing that I won't allow to kill me." Like his cancer. 

I rated this a four because it was a great book and I really liked it, but it wasn't something to die for (Oops, sorry for the pun). Some parts were very cheesy, but, it was a great book and it was very touching.

Contributed by Xbz.

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