If you haven’t read the book “the Fault in Our Stars” or seen the movie with the same name, you don’t know what you are missing. Classified as Young Adult, the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus touches everyone in a deeply personal way regardless of age. The characters come alive on the page, under the masterful pen of John Greene, and become friends, people we know or want to know. Though we know from the onset how a portion of the book will turn out, there are surprises around every corner. “The Fault in Our Stars” is definitely slated to become a classic.
Hazel and Augustus
At the heart of the story are Hazel and Augustus. Hazel is a 16 year old, stage IV lung cancer patient struggling with depression. She meets Augustus at a therapy group for people with cancer. He lost part of a leg to cancer but is himself, cancer free now. Smart and witty, the two are drawn to each other and share their passion for books and life. Cancer having set them apart from most of their peers, they have few friends outside the world of their illness. Still, we see what it is like to be young, and to fall hopelessly in love despite the dire circumstances they find themselves in.
A Message of Hope
The joy of the book begins with the way Augustus views the world, his joy for living and his ability to see the positive in most every situation. He imparts that perspective, that joy to Hazel in a purely organic way. She blossoms simply from knowing him. The message of hope in the face of some of the most dire illnesses we know resonated throughout the story, even in the bittersweet ending.
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What Do the Critics Say
Time Magazine named “The Fault in Our Stars” the #21 Fiction Book of 2012
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: the Kindle version ranks #5 Paid in Kindle Store while the print version ranks #1 for books in the Teens/Love& Romance category.
Entertainment Weekly called it “The greatest romance story of this decade."