In an attempt to read more, I've started Unplug and Read (you can read my introduction here). I'll hopefully have more than one book to talk about this month, but we'll take things day by day.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Young Adult // Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton (Penguin Books USA)
Format: Hardcover // 313 pages
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon • Goodreads
Other books by John Green: An Abundance of Katherines; Let it Snow; Looking for Alaska; Paper Towns; Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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.I'll just go ahead and say it right now: this book was amazing.
I have heard about John Green for quite some time now, but I never thought about purchasing any of his books. I don't know why I didn't, but I'm so glad that something in my head told me to. I finished this book in a couple of days during the summer, but it sat in my heart for much longer.
The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS, for short) is about a 16 year old cancer patient named Hazel who attends a support group and ends up falling in love with a boy named Augustus Waters. Although TFiOS is a simple story, it did an incredible job of pulling at all my heartstrings. It is common knowledge that cancer is a tough subject to read about, but John Green knew all the right ways to make me laugh, smile and, of course, tear up.
It was Hazel and Augustus' journey toward falling in love and the way Hazel thinks that made me want to continue reading.
John Green was witty and bold, not to mention someone with a large vocabulary. (I was literally searching the dictionary throughout every page.) If you are someone who has a hard time finding a good book to read, I highly suggest The Fault in Our Stars.