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Book Review |The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Pages: 313 {Paperback}
Published: January 2010

Rating: 8 out of 10


I honestly enjoyed this book from page one. And what I liked even more about it is the fact that the movie was almost a direct play by play of the book.

It took me four days to finish this book. It was engaging and mind-blowing. This is definitely not your average ‘boy meets girl; boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl live happily ever after’ story.

No, it was heart-wrenching and eye-opening. The meaning of time is really brought to life. A few times, during the book, time is mentioned and the uncertainty is highlighted about how much time we all really have.

You fall in love with each of the characters, really feeling the emotions of each one of them; feeling the dread, the loss, the hope and the support. You can feel yourself reaching out to them all, trying to give them the support each one of them desperately needs.

The humor in the book is also spectacular. Although sometimes dry, it brought in the light to a gloomy world where there didn’t seem to be much of a hope.

While the book ends on a saddened note, it makes you think. It makes you think about your own life. How you are living it. How you are perceiving life. It makes you appreciate what you have. It makes you feel grateful for your life and the lives of those in your life.

What made the book even more special was what I found out during some research I did. The book was inspired by Esther Earl, who John Green had met at a Harry Potter convention. He later stated that the book was dedicated to her.

Now, thinking about the book, it feels even more personified as there is much more truth involved, knowing that it’s not just another fantasy.

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