The Fault In Our Stars: YA Book Review and Movie Info

The Fault In Our Stars: YA Book Review and Movie Info

If you enjoyed, please share
Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Facebook

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, is unlike any other Young Adult book I have read. I tend to usually read fantasy, action or science fiction YA novels. The Fault in Our Stars is a beautifully written romantic tragedy about two teenagers with cancer.

The Fault in Our Stars YA Book

Before I go on, for those adults who dismiss YA book for themselves, TIME Magazine rated The Fault in Our Stars the number #1 Fiction Book of 2012. This is a beautiful, bittersweet love story for everyone at least 13 and up.

Hazel is a 16 year-old girl with cancer. She was diagnosed at 13 with stage 4 cancer and is still alive due to an experimental drug which she knows is not a cure. It is only extending her life. Her parents make her go to a support group because she is depressed.

Whenever you read a cancer booklet…they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of Cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.

One day, while at support group, Hazel meets a new boy, Augustus Waters, a former basketball star, in high school, who lost his right leg to Osteosarcoma, and is in remission. They become close, but Hazel is scared to become too close because she feels like she is a grenade that could go off at any time and she doesn’t want to hurt him. She already worries about her parents.

Hazel’s favorite book, ‘An Imperial Affliction’, is about a family dealing with a daughter with cancer. However the book ends unresolved. She shares the book with Augustus. The two of them try to reach the author, a recluse to find out what happens to the characters.

The Fault in Our Stars YA book

by iamtrebla at Deviant Art

I can’t share any more of the plot of The Fault in Our Stars without giving too much away, but I can share a few quotes from this amazing book:

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence.

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

The The Fault in Our Stars Movie

Remember when it seemed like Jennifer Lawrence was starring in every movie. Well now, she must be getting a drop too old for YA adaptations, and Shailene Woodley is the new teenage it girl. Not only is she currently starring in The Spectacular Now, in theaters, she is the star of the upcoming YA trilogy, Divergent.

Divergent Movie - Tris and Four

Summit Entertainment

Shailene Woodley recently landed the lead role of Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars. You might remember her as George Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants and as the lead in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The film version is set for a June 2014 premiere.

I highly recommend reading The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars. I can’t stop thinking about it. But in a good way.

If you enjoyed this, please sign up to receive regular updates:

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

 

If you enjoyed, please share
Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Facebook

Comments

  1. The Fault in our Stars sounds like a really good read! Thanks for sharing without too much of a spoiler! LOL

  2. Sounds like a great book to check out! Thanks.

  3. Thanks for your candid review!

  4. This book has been on my list for awhile – I was worried it was too sad, but your review made me rethink. Thank you 🙂

  5. Sounds like a good book. I love the name Hazel!

  6. I’ve read this one! Definitely one of John Greene’s best works till date. A total tear-jerker. Also, it’s hard not to love Gus. Looking forward to the movie!

  7. GAH I have to read this now!! I need to know what happened to the people in the book they read so I can know what happened to the people in the book you read! HAHAHA Thanks for the review! Excited to read it!

Trackbacks

  1. […] also: Gift Books for Holidays 2014 The Fault in Our Stars: YA Book Review and Movie Info Divergent YA Book to Movie Trilogy – The Next Hunger […]

Speak Your Mind

*