Review: The Fault in Our Stars – by John Green  

TFIOSSynopsis: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

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.


Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Pub Date: 3rd January 2012
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141345659

Rating: 5stars

I know; I’m late on the bandwagon again… When I (finally) got my hands on this book, I knew what to expect – I had read Looking for Alaska after all. I knew it would be heart-warming, I knew there would likely be tears..

…Yet I was completely shocked at how much a book could leave it’s mark on you. I read it in a day and – a few days after – I still have that sense of book hangover. Of just… wow.


I’m not going to go into detail about how incredible A Fault in Our Stars is, I’m not so original that I’d come up with something you haven’t heard before. All I will do, is to use a quote to express my feelings on the book:

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

I borrowed the book. Now I will have to break yet another book-buying ban to buy it for myself and re-read it as soon as possible. Then I’ll have to lend it to anyone who hasn’t read it. And, finally, I’ll have to find it a home on my already packed bookshelf. Life is so hard sometimes.

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