Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Genre: young adult
Pages: 336
My rating:  5/5

Simple Description:
Hazel Grace is a teenager with cancer.  The cancer is sever enough that she doesn't attend school, has to be connect to an oxygen tank 24/7, and, as you can imagine, she is depressed.

Her Mom makes her go to a support group every week and it's there that she meets Augustus Waters.

Augustus is heaven to look at and super nice. He is also attracted to Hazel.

This book is somewhat of a love story between them but it's also a cancer story.  It's also a story of how you survive when thinks look bleak.  It's a story of how you try to deal with what life has thrown your way.  

My Thoughts:
I don't want to give too much away in the description.  I think I summed it up pretty nicely though. haha!
I love love LOVED this book.  It's my favorite book of the year.   This book reminded me why I read.  This book brought back my passion for reading.  This book, this book is a must read.   Yes it's sad.  So many people told me to have tissues ready.  It's worth it though.  It's one of those books you end and you say "Nope, not ready to start a new book. I'm not ready to give up these new friends yet."

There are so many good quotes from this book but here is one of my favorites:
"The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives." P. 139


Marce said...

YA is not my genre of choice but I also loved this one, it will be in my top ten reads.

Great quote, I agree there are lots.

bermudaonion said...

I came so close to buying this today. Now I wish I had.

Carole said...

Hi there, the December edition of Books You Loved has just gone live today. Here is the link Books You Loved December Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers

Kris Meyer said...

Marce - So glad you liked it! It's def. one of my top 10 reads for this year.

Bermudaonion - you'll just have to buy it next time you see it! ha