Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Finished or ARC: Finished
Source: Bought from Amazon
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
I have many reviews to still post from this past summer. Some include books that I absolutely love. And I know I have been absent, but college will do that to you. But back to the book, I skipped the others because this is one that comes first above all.
A lot of words could describe this book, but all of them have been said. So I will say this:
This book does not degrade cancer. If anything, it shows what can happen to ones that do have it, especially ones that are teens. Teens with cancer don't get to go to college; they don't get to fall in love and grow old with their loved one; they don't get to watch their children and then their grandchildren grow up to be adults. No, they just die an unjust death.
Like Hazel's dad and Augustus said, cancer just wants to feel alive and be known to the universe. Well, it is known, and it is alive, while it takes a life in the process. I have only known one person personally that has died of cancer. It was my aunt. I wasn't close to her, but she had that personality that you couldn't really hate her. Her death made my family extremely sad, but we got through it.
I guess I'm trying to say that that despite our views on cancer, it's something that we won't be able to stop from taking our emotions on a rollercoaster. This book did that to me. It was funny, dramatic, and all the emotions that come with YA. I still can't believe I cried.
And because I cried, this book is extremely great. But of course, some may argue, but who cares. This book should be read by everyone. The characters were so in depth that I felt that this wasn't fiction. Hazel and Augustus and Isaac were all real. The love story, despite being doomed, was the best one I've read to date. It was......it was real.
I have to say, I was thrilled to hear that they were making a movie. And after reading the book, I swear, if they screw up the movie, I will hate the actors and the plot and the producers and the studio FOREVER!! Like Divergent, if they screw up that, I will hate them. I'm still up with their casting of Four. I felt he should 1) be younger, and 2) actually look like the one in the book.
Anyway, the ending kind of threw me for a loop, but it was true. We don't get to choose if we get hurt in this world and in this life. But we get to choose who hurts us. In this case, though Hazel was hurt when Augustus died, he was hurt when he had to leave her against his will. (I'm crying again, by the way).
Read it. It will be worth it. Okay?
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Title: The Fault in Our Stars