MY BOOK REVIEW:
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
+ Goodreads– 4.5 / 5 Stars
+ Mine- 4 / 5 stars
Okay, a year ago, I kept hearing about this book from a friend of mine because she’s obsessed with everything John Green. So when the movie came out, I decided to see what all the hype was about and I bought it to read on my Kindle sometime during this past summer in June. I think it took me only 3 days to finish it, and I’m just now writing my review about it. So here it goes!
WARNING: Spoilers Imminent!!!!!
FYI: This is for those of you who’ve either seen the movie, read the book or both!
You have been warned…
My first impression while reading this book: I freakin’ love all the humor! XP
Despite it being a sad cancer book, where one of the beloved characters are most likely gonna die, the humor that John Green put in it made the book that much more enjoyable for me; it balanced out all the sadness, what with Hazel, the main character, being unable to breath properly, Isaac’s blindness and all that. I loved Augustus and Isaac’s humor the best; I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at some of their parts.
My favorite scene: when Isaac, Hazel, and Augustus egg Isaac’s ex-girlfriend’s car. That whole scene cracked me up!!! XD
My next favorite scene, which was funny but still sort of serious at the same time, was where Isaac and Augustus were playing that video game in Augustus’ room/basement, how Gus was so into the game he was playing with his funny, blind friend; how Augustus encouraged Isaac, egging him on as he smashed all of Gus’ trophies to get his anger out. Talk about a powerful scene…
XxNo More Big Spoilers!!!!xX
I liked Hazel well enough. I hated the author of An Imperial Affliction of course. I admired Hazel’s spunk and wit – Augustus wasn’t the only one with humor in this book! I also really enjoyed reading the story from her perspective; I liked how she described everything… she was very quotable.
Augustus was pretty hilarious. I really admired him, in how he was more interested in her story – not her cancer story – but her interests, hobbies, passions and weird fetishes (not that she had any that we know of, haha). Gus’ comic relief was great; I was sad while reading the ending
Isaac, of course, was one of my favorites. He was a great, sarcastically blind dude ^_^ I felt sorry for him throughout the story, but loved how he still kept his humor while his life still suffered. He had a great character (personality-wise), and I admired him a great deal.
I didn’t really cry like most people said they did – though it still was awfully sad. Maybe it’s because I’ve read my fair share of sadder books before – though I’m sure what little I did cry while reading the book, I’ll end up making up for when I finally see the movie. So I’m not too worried 😛
For those of you who haven’t read it, you probably should and then go see the movie. Do whichever you choose. If you want a more in-depth version and hear all of Hazel’s inner thoughts, I suggest reading the book, just an FYI.
THANKS for reading my review! My next one will be Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I’ll try and have it up sometime in the next week or so!