I won’t spoil anything, but this is the blurb from John Green’s official website about the book:
The #1 New York Times bestseller that Time Magazine called “damn near genius,” The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two Indianapolis teenagers who meet at a Cancer Kid Support Group.
So clearly, there’s a bunch of puppies and warm fuzzies throughout this book.
This is the third book of Green’s that I’ve read. A friend recommended him to me ages ago, and back in November I finally read Paper Towns. In about three hours. On a plane. While sitting next to a talkative toddler. The book was that good. I read An Abundance of Katherines earlier this year as well.
I’m talking about John Green’s work in today’s post because the entire time I was reading The Fault In Our Stars, I was marveling at Green’s use of language, the magical way he strings words together to give a voice to beautiful ideas. Yes, TFIOS is sad and yes, I spent the last thirty pages frantically wiping tears from my eyes, but in the end, it’s an incredibly beautiful story about love and the importance of loving people, and I think everyone should read it. As well as all of his other books. (Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines are also terrifically well-written, without leading to a sobfest, I promise.) Go. Read. Enjoy the power of words.