This is my first official book review and yes I know the book and movie have been out for a while but I just read the book. I am embarrassed to admit it has been a while since I read but never the less I am back in the game! This is also the first time I have watched a movie before I read the book and I must say I am happy with both.
The first thing I had texted a friend 14 pages in was, “Who knew a book about cancer would be so funny?” Don’t get me wrong, I still knew I was about to experience heartbreak and pain. What I didn’t know is how delightfully charming, sincere and raw it would be.
The two main characters, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, bring a sarcastically beautiful spin to such a tragic story as star-crossed lovers. John Green does a wonderful job at posing a new viewpoint on cancer from those who have lived with it since they were children. It will have you laughing at the gritty wit and crying at the reality that is cancer. This is a love story to move mountains from two teens who have accepted their unfortunate fate.
There are some quotes I adore this book, but I will leave you with two that have moved me both as a writer and a human.
“Pain demands to be felt.”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in his world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.
I do, Augustus.
We read so we can feel something. Maybe its to feel the pain, sadness, love or joy. John Green delivers a number of feelings to leave you thinking about life, loss, and love.
You can find out more about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green here.