I was unconvinced when three people in as many days recommended I read The Fault in Our Stars. I was uncertain about the book because it was classified as a “young adult” novel. Apparently I think I’m just too grown up for such reading.
I’m glad I took the chance and read the sample because, as soon as I started the book, I was hooked.
The book, written by John Green, tells the story of 16-year-old Hazel, a girl with terminal cancer and more than a tinge of depression.
Hazel meets a boy, Augustus, at a support group for children with cancer that her mother forces her to attend.
The couple, who share a snarky, dark and private sense of humor, fall in love while trying to embrace and deny death and life, while putting meaning to it all.
The love story and the deeper narrative in the book were incredibly written. The Fault in Our Stars is easily the most well written book I’ve read in at least a year.
My favorite line comes from the budding romance part of the book. It reads: “His every syllable flirted.” Can you get any more lollipop sweet than that?
I swooned and cried while reading this book. It’s an absolute must read. It reminded me that everyone has his or her own roads to travel, but the journey may sometimes be sweeter than the destination.