Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Shelf: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is an unparrelled story. Humorous, romantic and achingly beautiful, The Fault In Our Stars will make you laugh, smile and cry. A story about life and loss and the powerful love shared between two teenagers in heartbreaking circumstances will touch you in ways you've never known!

In a world where there are so many stories, there are some books that leave a mark on you. Masterfully written tales that reach down inside you and find places sometimes you didn't even know were there. Tales that rip you apart and mess with your emotions in the most beautiful of ways....managing to fill you will laughter at one moment and sadness the next. Stories that are so deep in their content that they change you.

I've read a lot of books in my time as a reader--some excessivly emotional, others not so much--but never have I had a book break my heart like The Fault In Our Stars did. In all honesty, there are no words to describe the beautiful tragedy that is this book. That can even come close to describe it's triumphs and it's pain and it's addictive prescence. This book managed to tear me apart at times. Honestly, I was crying so hard I had to stop reading, simply because I could no longer distingish the words on the page.

There is no doubt within my mind that John Green is a genuis. What he has done with this story is nothing short of a miracle. The Fault In Our Stars is smart, quirky and endlessly emotional. John Green explores love and loss through the eyes of his main character Hazel in the most incredible of ways, forcing his reader through a whirlwind of emotion that you would almost come to resent....if you didn't love it so!

The raw insensity to this story is something you cannot help but love. The profound emotion and depth Green forces you to experince is something you're unable to avoid. Written though the eyes of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old girl with terminal cancer, The Fault In Our Stars depicts one of the most powerful love stories you could ever hope to read!

This is one of the few times where I don't plan to say a lot about the main characters. I mean, really? What can I say? No words will eloquently describe the brilliance that is Augustus Waters, with his emotional depth and metorphirical nature. Hazel Grace is a character you simply need to read to understand and the stregenth she displays in the face of such pain and loss is nothing short of beautiful. John Green gives life to these two through The Fault In Our Stars and makes them so completely human that you'll laugh with them, cry with them and just adore them.

The entire time I was reading The Fault In Our Stars, I knew it was going to break my heart, but the beauty in which it did was something I didn't want to miss. This story is tragic, but so, so achingly beautiful. The characters are raw and real; deep and powerful. I feel emotionally drained having read this book, but I'd do it all again and most likely will. It took me a while to read this, but I'm so thankful I did--Hazel and Augustus's story is sure to stay with me.

John Green's powerful exploration of life and love in the midst of death is something so powerful in The Fault In Our Stars . There's no doubt in my mind that the smart and bittersweet romance explored in The Fault In Our Stars will stay with you, long after the inevitable happens. Get ready for an emotional rollarcoaster ride with The Fault In Our Stars---one that's sure to have you coming back for more!

Source: I bought.
Format: Paperback
Buy it: Bookworld | The Nile | The Book Depository | Amazon
My Recommendation: This book is an experience you don't want to miss!
Cover: Simple, but nice.
Will I read sequel/continue with series: This is a standalone novel, but I'd definitely read more by John Green in the future!

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