REVIEW (SPOILER FREE) The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
To start I would like to say that I was very excited about this book from the start, but I was slightly worried that it would be a “Cancer Book” (Those being my exact words to my mom as I pre-ordered the book).The narrator, Hazel after all does have terminal cancer. However this was not a “Cancer Book” which ironically enough is what Hazel says about her favorite book:
“AIA is about this girl named Anna (who narrates the story) and her one-eyed mom, who is a professional gardener obsessed with tulips, and they have a normal lower-middle class life in a little central California town until Anna get’s this rare blood cancer. But it’s not a cancer book, because cancer books suck.” -Hazel on An Imperial Affliction
Even though Hazel and two other pretty major characters in the book have cancer, that’s not what this book is about. I’m probably being way to broad when I say this but this book is more about life and how you choose to live it. Now that doesn’t give you much to go on but this book certainly makes you think. It only took me six hours to finish this book (keep in mind I do read quite fast) however I’d often close the book and just think about what I had read.
I really hate comparing books but I think fans of Wintergirls would really enjoy this. Both Hazel and Lia at one point struggle with living and doing things rather than just sitting alone all the time.
In response to John’s “Ideally it’s going to make you feel ALL OF THE THINGS” in his The Fault In Our Stars Question Tuesday video, I did, in fact, feel all of the things. And it wasn’t just one feeling at time. At certain points I felt conflicting emotions at the same time, which was a rather new experience for me. This book LITERALLY made me laugh out loud and I constantly found myself grinning ear to ear.
Now I’m not one of those girls to get obsessed over a fictional character but I really loved Augustas (Not in that creepy obsessive way) and I’m sure anyone who has read this book knows why.
Overall I think this is an amazing book and I’d recommend it to ANYONE. And I mean it, EVERYONE will enjoy this book! Trust me, although it makes you feel pretty much every emotion, this is not a depressing “cancer book”. Looking For Alaska will probably always stay my favorite but this book is a VERY close second.
As you can see I pre-ordered and got it signed in teal (i think?) which I’m very excited about….like words cannot describe how excited!!! lol
Next I will be reading: The Name Of The Star - Maureen Johnson (I WILL BE REVIEWING THIS!!!)