Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: YA, contemporary fiction
Subject: Life and death, cancer, romance
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release date: January 2012
Length: 313 pages
I got this book: Borrowed it from the library

Summary:
From Goodreads:
"Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind."

Personal opinion:
I started reading this book in the beginning of August and it is the only book that I have read this month. I couldn´t get into it that much at first. It took me a bit of getting used to Hazels´ quirky personality. And then I got too busy during the month to read any further until a few days back. I finished it in two sittings then. I would have loved to finish it in one sitting but I couldn´t because the book was unexpectedly more heavy than I originally thought it would be. At first the book is mainly driven by character development, but an unexpected twist makes it a totally different story in the end. The book has made an impression on me that I didn´t expect it would when I started out. 

Purchase links: The Book Depository
Challenges: What´s in a name
Other reviews: Bart´s Bookshelf, Leeswammes´ Blog
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2 comments:

  1. I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did either.

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    1. To be honest, those are the best surprises :)

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