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Book Review – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Genre: YA/Romance
Pages: 313
First Published: 2012 by Dutton Books
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Sypnosis:
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 never came across this story until my girlfriends and I saw the teaser of the movie which actually a movie adaptation of the book. One of my girlfriends had read it and told us about how sad the story goes. I got curious so I decided to read the story first and then watch the movie afterwards.

Review:
I never came across this story until my girlfriends and I saw the teaser of the film adaptation of this book. One of my girlfriends had read it and told us about how sad the story goes. I got curious so I decided to read the story first and then watch the movie afterwards.

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! Anything written after it might be somewhat revealing so I advise you to read the book first and let’s see if we have the same assessment of the story eh?

The story is about this indescribable love between two cancer patients. The girl named Hazel met Gus in a Support Group. Gus had an Osteosarcoma while Hazel have thyroid with mets in the lungs. They became friends until it went more than that. There’s still no proven treatment or medicine that could cure Hazel and she’s pretty doing fine with that. While on the other hand Gus has been NEC for fourteen months. All was doing pretty ok until everything changes and Gus had reoccurrence. Pretty harsh eh? How would Hazel deal with this revelation?

As I said a couple of times on my previous book reviews, books that ends with happy endings are always a great book to me no matter how the story executed. And if you base it in what I claimed, then obviously, this book is not a great one. But pardon me, this is indeed a great book though it made me shed some tears. Yeah! It made me cry.

I always live on a thought that all life story has happily ever after or simple happy endings like what every Disney Princesses’ have. In this matured age of mine, I still hold on to that thought. In other words, this story opened my eyes in reality: that not all story ended like the way we wanted it to be.

So I’ll tell you what other things I like about the story. First, I may not say it often but I do love reading love stories. And this story has its own share of an eternal and true love story. I was pissed on how it ended but isn’t that big to dislike the story. The plot is so brilliant and I salute the author for that.

But I also have some share of dislikes about the story. To tell you honestly, I didn’t like the book instantly. On its first few chapters, I can’t recount how many times I got bored but when the story gets deeper, I got very drawn to it. And also, there are some dialogues in it that I find weird and got confused and got totally lost. If you’re a constant reader of my book reviews, you also noticed that for me, the quality of the story is based on how the author use words. Well, disappointingly, this book has some words or terms that only the dictionary could help. I am not a native English speaker so it wasn’t a friendly book to me though it wasn’t able to left me dumbfounded for as the page numbers gets higher, the chance of encountering those complicated words becomes narrow.

It is the very first book that I have read from the author and I would say that I will continue reading his other books. As I’ve researched, I found out that at a young age, he accomplished a lot and got some pretty awesome awards.

So as a summary, this book is definitely worth a try. The story plot is great, the characters are awesome which as you’ve noticed, I’ve got no complaints at all. Though the book comprises of some hard to grasp words but it won’t keep you on appreciating the story.

Now that I’’m done with the book, I think it’s time for me to watch the movie and fantasize on the cute hottie who portrayed the character of Augustus Waters. Now that thought leaves my mouth flood with WATERs Hehehe.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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