50 Book Challenge: #14 The Fault In Our Stars

What kobo.com says:

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.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


What I say:

I’m an emotional sap. So again not the smartest thing for me to read this book on the subway. Something weird happened with my Kobo when I began this book and I accidentally skipped to the end and read the last chapter first. I’ve never done that before and I’m kind of glad I did. It helped me be a bit less of an emotional wreck as I worked my way through it. I loved the intellect of the teenage characters. I loved the realistic view of life, disease and dealing with the fear of death. I loved the love story and I loved the wittiness of the characters. Must read. Need Kleenex. Don’t read in public!

A collection of my favourite quotes from the novel:

“That’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt.” 

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”

So excited this book is being made into a novel. I can’t wait to see Hazel & Augustus come to life with all their wittiness on screen.

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