Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 8:27 AM

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 313

Publisher: Dutton Books

Goodreads Link: HERE

Buy this book: Amazon

From Goodreads:

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.


My Thoughts:

The Fault in Our Stars is one of those books that I had heard amazing things about but for some reason I kept putting off reading it.  It didn't take me long after starting it before I realized that putting this book off was a big mistake.  TFIOS is by far the most beautifully heartbreaking book that I have read. 

This books follows Hazel Grace who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age 13, now at age 16 she is bound to an oxygen tank.  Hazel is forced by her mother to join a Cancer Support group, where she meets Augustus (Gus), who quickly catches her attention. 

Hazel is such a strong character, I loved her sense of humor and the fact that she didn't let her illness affect the way that she wanted to live her life.  Gus is such a witty and charismatic guy who has such a big heart that you couldn't help but to fall in love with him right along with Hazel. 

If your looking for a inspirational book that will move you and having you thinking about it for days after you finish it then you should definitely pick this up.  This book is a tragic and heartbreaking story that will make you smile and laugh as well as cry. The Fault in Our Stars isn't just a 'Cancer Book', it's a epic love story that I would recommend everyone read. 





  1. This is one of my best reads last year! I totally love it. I agree about how strong Hazel is. I love them both and how I wish the ending didn't happened. It was so sad :(

    1. I agree, I wish the ending could've been different.

  2. Great review! I still have yet to read this book, but I have heard nothing but good things about it! I'm going to have to pick it up :)

  3. great review.... i soo need to read this before the movie comes out.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

  4. I've been putting this one off for awhile too. Awesome review!

  5. I wholeheartedly agree - when I started this book, I was afraid this was going to be overhyped, but it was actually better than I anticipated. I'll never be able to read "There's a Certain Slant of Light" by Emily Dickinson again without thinking of Hazel Grace.


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