Friday, 15 November 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel and Augustus, two teenagers with cancer. It is a story about love and cancer but it is neither a love story nor a cancer story. It is much more than that; it is a story about hope and the human spirit.
John Green is a master at writing characters who are real and believable. His protagonist is a teenaged girl with cancer and he is a man who has never been a teenaged girl or had cancer. Yet, Hazel feels real and not at all made up. His stories show great insight into the human condition. The themes explored, the interactions between characters and the emotions they feel are very relatable.
This is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it to anyone, not just teenagers. There are some "love scenes" so it would be more suitable for readers aged 16 and older. Keep the tissues handy. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Author: John Green
Published in 2012 by Dutton Books
Age range: 16 years and older
NA's rating: 5/5