Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green:
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.
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: In my mind, a book has to be mind-blowingly good and amazing for me to give it a five star rating, but this book wholly deserves the whole five stars. It’s the type of book to still stay with you even long after you’ve finished and shelved the book.
Anything I say about this book will not do it justice, but I will say that you will fall in love with the charming, sometimes pretentiously so, Augustus Waters, who steals your heart from the first moment, and with Augustus and Hazel, you’ll ride a rollercoaster of emotions. John Green writes his characters with just depth that once you’re done, it’ll feel like your best friend has just disappeared.
Protagonists: Hazel and Augustus have a love story as tragic as that of Romeo and Juliet, but it’s impossible to not love both of them. They bring out the best in each other, which makes the ending even more tragic.
Antagonists: Hmm, I seem to be choosing books lately where a disease is the main antagonist. I reviewed The Island not too long ago, which was centred around leprosy, whereas this focuses on cancer. The main thing here is that disease is the antagonist to life. I’m deep.
Ships: Hazel and Gus are the Romeo and Juliet of the book, so obviously I ship them, but platonically I do really ship Isaac and Hazel. They develop a friendship that I think lasts far beyond the course of the novel.
Verdict: GO READ THIS BOOK! If you ever read just one single book for the rest of your life, it should be this one. If you want a book that will give you such a bad book hangover that you’ll not be able to get over The Fault in Our Stars for at least a month, this is the book for you.