Book review | The fault in our stars

November 11, 2014

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If you haven’t read this book yet, you’re lagging behind. Unlike most people, I read this book and didn’t shed a single tear, but only because I knew what was coming next after hearing everyone talk about it.

Based on the story of two teenagers that find themselves in love while battling through Cancer, the book is definitely one that takes you through some highs and lows. The Author, John Green, has done well in describing the life and ins and outs of a young Cancer patient, Hazel. While the book doesn’t have too many characters that you need to get to know, the ones that are the focal point are well described bringing a loving feel to a sad story.

Hazel meets Augustus at a support group where they immediately hit it off and become fast friends. They share a love of great literature and take pleasure in introducing each other to new things. The film adaptation to this novel had me sobbing the whole way through. Something about seeing the characters experiencing the hardships and watching the raw emotion set me off and I had tears rolling down my face for the rest of the film.

The main character, Hazel Grace, is played by Shailene Woodley who you might recognise from the film Divergent. She plays the character really well and is certainly one to keep an eye out for in future movies.

Both the book and film were great, although I think they would have been better suited to a teenage audience.

Did you enjoy The Fault in our Stars?

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