April 4, 2012

Latest Read: The Fault In Our Stars

Here are the basics ...
Book: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Sitehttp://johngreenbooks.com/
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 :)

Happy reading!

5 comments:

  1. 100% agree with the review! Well, you already know how I reacted after reading - to quote my IM "OMG OMG OMG" (& while reading - sorry for the random texts and instagram messages - I was all over cyberspace for this one). Thank you, thank you, thank you for the recommendation. I haven't felt like this after reading a book in a long time. Definitely scared for the movie but we MUST watch. =)

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    1. Oh and I liked how you immediately know what I was talking about after that first IM LOL

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    2. *knew

      sorry, I was typing too fast lol

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    3. Hahah cause I felt the same way! After I finally stopped crying, the first thing I did was get on Twitter to talk about it. Totally scared for the movie (remember our Walk To Remember experience?) but I'm gonna try to stay optimistic!

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  2. You just recommended it to me on Twitter, and I cannot wait to start it! I may just do that this weekend.

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