Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Reader's Ramble- The Fault In Our Stars

Sorry this is quite late, but here's a Reader's Ramble about The Fault In Our Stars by John Green!

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, 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.

I think I'm done with the structure for Reader's Rambles.
If it's a ramble, then I should just ramble freely.
So here I go.
Be prepared.

This book. This. Book.
What planet does John Green come from?
Because I don't think it's earth. He comes from a magical wonderful place where they hide all the amazing writers. I seriously don't know why I didn't read one of his books earlier.
Because wow, have I been missing out.
The plot line for this story was just so... unexpected and brilliant, to put it mildly. I had no idea I would get this much from the book going into it. Just the way John Green writes is purely amazing. It pulls you in and keeps you interested, and it's like he doesn't even try. He makes you fall in love with the characters.
Oh my gosh.
The characters.
So well developed and just complete awesomeness. Hazel Grace Lancaster. That girl. I love her. She was created by a man but I felt so close to her.. like a woman could not have created her as well as Green did.
Augustus Waters.
I want an Augustus for myself. Is that too much to ask?

Just the events in this book were magnificent. I wish there were more people on this earth like Hazel and Augustus. This was just a brilliant, amazing, eye opening, and beautiful read and I'm so happy I decided to give John Green a chance. And you all should too. I cannot wait to read Looking For Alaska. I am seriously so excited.
John Green is amazing and a writing genius.

I am now officially a NerdFighter. Thanks Taylor Lynn for this picture!

This book obviously gets 5/5 stars. Go read it and become a NerdFighter with me!

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Abby said...

This. Book. Was. Amazing. 'Enough said. :)

Oh, and I love those John Green quotes.

~ Abby

Anonymous said...

I recently read John Green's novel Paper Towns, and OH MY GOD! He is an AMAZING author! I'm now planning to read all of his novels, and I'm waiting to read The Fault in Our Stars after all the rest of them - saving the best for last. :) It sounds like an absolutely AMAZING premise, and I cannot WAIT to meet Hazel and Augustus! :D

DFTBA, Paige!

Jolene Perry said...

Paige - I haven't been here in forever.