Sunday, November 25, 2012

Book Review -- The Fault in Our Stars


The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My enjoyment rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source:  Personal copy
Genre:  YA Fiction
For the sensitive reader:  premarital sex; some language (I think?)

Hazel and Augustus -- both with cancer, both in love, both trying to live longer than expected.

This was a smart, brave, emotional journey of two teenagers who are fighting for one more day with each other.

It was a tender love story -- with very adult situations and results.

Only complaint: their obsession with a reclusive author, whom they track down in Sweden. He is a drunk and dysfunctional. For me, it was awkward and unsatisfying.

The last few pages of the book include one of the best "love letters" ever. Cue tissues.
 
*(It's been several weeks since I finished this book -- and a vacation too -- hence the brevity -- my brain only retains so much).

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2 comments:

  1. I think my rating of this one would be right about where yours is. Some of my friends raved and raved....me, not so much.

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  2. I have been wanting to read this for a long time. I want to get to it soon. It's good to read an honest review, like yours, though. Thanks!

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