Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


If you have read this book--RUN--do not walk, but run to your nearest library, book store or simply sit down at your computer and buy it on amazon. However you read your books i.e. hard cover, kindle, i-pad it doesn't matter but you really need to read this utterly charming book. Greens prose is...simply enchanting. The Fault in our Stars is ab absolutely beautiful read. And Green sums it up best as "Cancer Sucks". You will laugh then cry, laugh out loud then bawl your eyes out as you read about Hazel Grace and her unlikely love story with Augustus Waters. I never thought that the name Gus was a sexy name but I simply fell in love. Green gives us a glimpse at the harsh and often short lives of teenagers with cancer, and yet he imbues these sad truths with humor that makes a book about cancer real.
  

TANGENTS:
  • An Imperial Affliction by Peter van Houten. Not a real book, but I Googled it before I got to page 100.
  • The title comes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Act 1, scene 2) "The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars,/ But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

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