“Of course I tensed up when he touched me. To be with him was to hurt him – inevitably” (p.101)
The Fault in Our Stars. WOW. This book is a fantastic read and is one that’s sure to tug at your heartstrings! This teen-romance, although comprising an unconventional love-story, is all the more thrilling because of its original plot-line. John Green’s style of writing is relaxed, conversational and very easy to follow, and this is one of the reasons I loved this book. It comes as no surprise then that The Fault in Our Stars has grown into the multi-million world-wide bestseller that it is today. IT IS GREAT.
The Fault in Our Stars tells the agonizing tale of two teenagers – Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters – who are each fighting their own battle against cancer. The two first cross paths at a weekly cancer support group and all at once the boyish, pixie-haired Hazel Grace finds herself falling for the mesmerizing, deep-blue eyes of Augustus Waters who likewise finds that he cannot tear his gaze away from the beautiful girl in slacks.
After sparking up a friendship which wants to blossom into love, Hazel battles with herself as she decides whether or not to add to the pile of hearts she is soon to break. Her emotionally-fraught parents despite being thrilled that their daughter has found a source of joy and happiness, warn Augustus off, reminding him that he is setting himself up for heart-ache by entering into a relationship with their terminally-ill daughter. Hazel and Augustus, however, throw caution to the wind and decide to seize their newfound opportunity for love. But what happens when those who are destined to doom battle against the clock in an attempt to rewrite their futures? Well, in this particular case, tragedy ensues…
I would strongly recommend The Fault in Our Stars to all readers of romance fiction. It’s a painful and difficult book to read especially if you or a loved one in your life is battling against cancer… it’s an emotional rollercoaster of a book. But having said that, it is original, it is refreshing and it’s certainly a love-story like no other. The Fault in Our Stars leaves me thankful for the things I so often taken for granted i.e. my good health, the wealth of prospects before me, and most of all, the greatest ally I have on my side – Time.
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