I do not even know where to start in describing this book. There is a short review on Amazon by a 15 year old teenage boy that would be as good a place as any to start. I hope he doesn’t mind, here it is:
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book I’ve Read in Years January 10, 2012
By Alex F
Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified Purchase
“I’ve read a lot of books, but this is one of my all time favorites; that’s not something I can say about very many books. I’ll make it simple; I’m a fifteen year old teenage boy. When I usually read a book, I toss it aside and move on to the next one. And, like most teenage boys, I am not very emotional. At the end of this book, I cried. Not just a few tears either; I was full on bawling my eyes out. That’s how good this book is. I promise you, unless you have a heart of stone, you will love this book”.
Hazel and Augustus are two teens with terminal cancer. They meet at a Kids With Cancer Survivor Group meeting and fall in love. John Green, the author, takes over from there with a story line and dialogue that is second to none in my reading experience. There are so many memorable lines in this book that there are websites devoted entirely to listing the phrases and sentences. If you are hesitant because you think it’s all too sad, don’t be. It is both sad and joyous and the joy, to me, outweighed the sadness. It’s a life lesson in how to live and how to cram as much living as possible into whatever time we have allotted.
The Fault in Our Stars was a book I didn’t want to finish because I wasn’t ready to leave Hazel and Augustus and the others who populated their world. It’s a book to be read again and again. It’s a book you should read. It’s a book you should read NOW. It’s a book that deserves all five ***** stars.