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Quick Book Review: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

If you want an unusual teenage romantic tear jerker, then you may enjoy this book

June 6, 2014

Who doesn’t love a sappy teenage love story? Add in some cancer and you’ve got yourself a serious New York Times best selling romantic-drama. Throughout the book you follow Hazel Grace, a young girl living with cancer, and Augustus, a cancer survivor, in their journey across the world to find Hazel’s favorite author. Along the way, the two end up falling in love with each other, but drama unfolds as cancer comes between them, marking them as “grenades” that will just end up hurting everyone around them when they die. From the beginning of the book, you know that death is inevitable, but the twist that John Green puts on it was unexpected. It makes you rethink what you just read. Although excerpts of the text are quotable, the story as a whole seemed to just run on with no real end point. The characters are loveable and occasionally relatable, but because you never actually understand exactly what they are going through, I just felt sorry for them the entire time. It seems that the majority of readers cry their eyes out during this book; however, that was not the case for me. Although, I may have gotten a little watery eyed, I found it overly dramatic and it seemed much longer than just 300 pages. It was definitely not a book that you can’t put down. Since there is no real climax or ending, you have nothing to look forward to that keeps you at the edge of your seat. “The Fault in Our Stars” is definitely not the best read by John Green, but if you want an unusual teen romance then you may enjoy this book.

A movie adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars” is out June 6,2014.

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