Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Apparently I got back on the reading train full force two weeks ago because as soon as I was done with The Wolf of Wall Street, I picked up The Fault in Our Stars and finished it in less than a week. (It just took me a bit to get to posting my review....shhh, don't tell)
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Here is the Amazon synopsis:
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 liked this book. It had emotional parts, it had sarcasm, and it had reality. It surprised me at parts, and it made me think. I found it an incredibly fast read...and I'm not sure if it was because I was so engrossed in it, or it was just easy to read. Or maybe it's a combination of both. Either way, I recommend reading it. It's kind of heavy, so be prepared for that, but it's also good. I agree with Katie's review, that I had a hard time believing that the language and dialogue coming from the main characters was from a 16 or 17 year old. But, once I got over that in my head and just read it, I still liked the book.

Also, it's $3.99 for Kindles on Amazon (when I got it). Can't beat that! :)

Side note: I'm going to see Catching Fire tonight with MG and some friends and I can't wait!! I've heard such good things, so my hopes are high!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I'd like! I'm a nurse so anything with medical in it interests me!

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  2. It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did, I loved it! Although so sad.

    So jealous of Catching Fire! We're planning to see it on Friday and I am soooo excited.

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  3. Totally agree with you-- it was such a fast read and very good despite the weird dialogue. Have fun at Catching Fire!! :)

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  4. I've definitely had this on my "to read" list for awhile and am a fan of John Green and his brother Hank Green (you should check out "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" on YouTube), and seeing another endorsement might be the kick in the butt I need to remember to actually borrow/purchase it!

    I'm jealous of your Catching Fire plans, can't wait to see that one myself!

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  5. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I really wasn't expecting to, especially because I thought it moved kind of slowly at first. But man, at the end I totally had one of those moments where I looked back and was like, "um, I just lived an entire life through this novel, and holy hannah, it was a good one."

    Also, you're going to love Catching Fire. Especially JLaw's face in the elevator scene. Because it's HILARIOUS, and she is perfection. :) Have fun!!!

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