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Book Review-The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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When I wrote my first book review on my blog, I said that I wasn’t very good at reviewing books, but that I was going to attempt to do it anyways.  I read a good amount of books and have an opinion on them, even if its as simple as I liked it or I didn’t like it…so like other things I have an opinion on, why not share that on my blog?

So far, I feel like I’ve been able to do a decent job at my reviews-not getting all High School AP English analytical or anything, but I’ve been able to convey my opinion of the book and give my stamp of approval (or disapproval).  This week I’ve been on a roll, 2 books reviewed in one day?!  That’s crazy!  Let’s keep this thing going!

Well yesterday, on our long flight to Kauai, I settled in to “keep this thing going” and read, from start to finish, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

Even half way through the book I knew that no review I wrote could fully explain my feelings towards the book and everything it is about.

The Fault in Our Stars is a story about Hazel and Augustus, 16 and 17, the former diagnosed with terminal cancer and the later NEC (no evidence of cancer) after a bout of osteosarcoma that claimed his right leg.  It’s about their love story, but also so much more.

I really don’t know how Green did it.  The book isn’t a long book, you don’t get much back story on the characters aside from their cancer, but I was immediately invested in them.  I felt like I knew so much about them, but at the same time I didn’t.  Is that getting too deep?  Too abstract?  Perhaps.  But it’s the best I can do.

Bottom line is this-the writing is fantastic, the story moving, and I highly recommend giving this one a read-just make sure to keep some Kleenex handy.

 


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