I was told that this book would be a good one, but I never expected that it would move me so much. “The Fault in Our Stars” is a book that most people would not want to read because it’s about cancer, something that makes most people cringe. John Green conveys cancer in a way that lightens the subject up a bit, all while refusing to let readers forget that this disease kills.
Teenagers are the focal point in this novel, bringing a closer connection to a wider range of readers. Throughout “The Fault in Our Stars,” I would catch myself laughing with the characters and suffering their defeats with them. I felt as if I was there in the “Circle of Trust” at a support group for people diagnosed with cancer or in the hospital room when they were told the horrible news. Parents in the novel are very close to their children, and we are given a glance of how the disease affects the parents to some extent. They worry about the next visit being the last, about the cancer coming back, and whether or not it will become more aggressive.
The main character, Hazel Lancaster, is the very meaning of resilience and bravery in my book. Not only did she fight off cancer, but was able to find love with Augustus Waters, who also survived cancer! Both of them would make the happiest couple jealous. The love that they have for each other still shows through the rough patches.
I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending for you, but this book, as I have said, moved me very much. After I finished reading this fantastic story, I sat and thought of the ending for a while. My emotions had just gone on a roller coaster ride that they didn’t expect, and when the ride came to an end I wanted more. Very few books have done that to me.
John Green did an excellent job. The emotion, comedy, and reality of this book make it stand out the most. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants an awesome read!