April 4, 2012
Latest Read: The Fault In Our Stars
Book: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Category: Young Adult
My thoughts ...
Short summary: The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.
The good: One look at the summary and I expected that I'd be crying by the end of it (this turned out to be very, very true). But what I didn't expect was to laugh so much. Hazel and Augustus really came alive to me as I read. They're both such intelligent, funny, loving and strong characters. In spite of everything they've been through and continue to go through, they somehow are still able to find joy and love. I loved that. Other things I loved? Their conversations (I wish I had conversations like these!), their family, how their relationship evolved and that Hazel has poems memorized. I realize that last one is random but I really did like that about her (among many other things)! It made want to memorize some poems too. (Yeah, I'm a dork.)
The bad: I know I've said this a few times about other books but seriously - nothing bad to say. However, I would recommend reading it in one sitting (it's short but extremely engaging). I didn't only because I started the book late at night and I was exhausted (it had been a long day).
Do I recommend?: Well, right after reading it, the first thing I did was tweet about how good it is and I alrady convinced one friend to read it. So that should tell you how I feel about this book :)