The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars. John Green. Book Review: [Image: A boy and a girl sitting on the grass, legs interlocked, and laughing. The boy holds a book titled 'An Imperial Affliction'

I had a whirlwind romance with this book: it made me laugh, made me cry, and made me rush to the ending though I didn't really want to put it down. It's a story of first love, but with the knowledge that it could easily be last love as well. It's hilarious, heart-breaking, and wonderful down to the developed secondary characters and (sadly) fictional book that is the impetus for much of the plot movement. Augustus and Hazel are probably a bit too precocious, and there are a couple of scences that are embarrassing (I don't know that comparing terminal cancer to the Holocaust is, like, okay?), but it's so good anyway.

Good for: You can probably tell from the review whether this book is for you or not. It's aimed at young adults.

I read this book in May. I have had a lot of time to process it. And I am still well and truly pissed that An Imperial Affliction is not a real book.


Whitney said:On Sep 28, 12 at 8:34pm

I didn't ever check to see if it was real. I didn't want to know if it wasn't. I'm still mad at this book but I loved it. Also, you still can't throw up if you have a g-tube.

Alicia said:On Oct 02, 12 at 7:25pm

I loved it. That is all.

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