THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

Posted: August 1, 2014 by BA Dillon in GUEST REVIEWERS - FICTION

Review by Lizzie McDee

#6 in the Amazon Kindle Storethe fault in our stars

John Green has captured something very unique. From the moment you first meet Hazel Lancaster, it’s hard not to feel what she is feeling. Great fiction should bring the reader to the scene, and make them part of the story. Green manages this phenomenon through raw emotion, relatable dialogue, and tragic twists.

This book is a definite tear jerker. I read many typical teen romance novels and was quite surprised at how different this one was. This is as emotionally deep as one can go in the young adult world. The thoughts, questions, and life choices are very deep and force the reader to contemplate what questions such as What is my life purpose? How do I find happiness? Is this true love? Admittedly, there are some segments that feel emotional for the sake of emotion. But, overall it is a great balance of raw, blunt honesty and warm, poignant story-telling.

This book is a definite must read, and all the hype around it is for good reason. The writing is incredible and the story itself is a lovely read. I am happy that picked up this book to see what all the fuss was about. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys deep themed literature and bittersweet stories.

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