Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by The Fault in Our Starsby John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group
January 10, 2012
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Publisher’s Description:

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.

This will be a short review because I actually read this book way back in March before I went into the hospital. (I would not suggest reading a book about a girl with lung cancer when you are struggling with pneumonia – it made me a little paranoid!)

This book was just lovely. It’s the first I’ve read of Green’s so I can’t compare it to his previous work. Some reviews have said it’s not as good. If that’s the case then I can’t wait to read more by him because his other books must be amazing. One common criticism of this book is that Hazel and Augustus don’t talk like real teenagers. Maybe they don’t talk like MOST teenagers but I definitely know a few overly angsty teenagers that talk similarly that I was reminded of while reading this book. It was actually the plot line concerning the author of Hazel’s favorite book that I found unrealistic and the reason why this is a four star review instead of five.

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(I received this book courtesy of the publisher.)