The Fault In Our Stars written by John Green, this author, it’s one of my favorites, TFIOS is a book about patients with cancer, but it is not too much about the disease.
About the imminent future
It is a book about Hazel Grace Lancaster, who has lived thirteen years with a terminal illness.
Now the tumor is controlled in a way by a few drugs which have been tested on her, allowing her to live for a while longer.
Although, no one knows if her time to die, it will be days, weeks, months or years. Most of her life Hazel has been preparing for her death.
She is vegetarian because she wants to reduce her chances to die and cares about how her mother will face up the fact that she won’t be a mother longer.
Among other things such as her parents’ marriage after her death (one study says and shows most marriages break after the farewell of a child).
We stay away from the world around to reduce the damage that we may cause if we die. Hazel met a boy named August Waters in one of the support group sessions that occasionally she attended.
Gus is an attractive, charismatic and he has a prosthetic leg, although there are no signs of cancer in her body.
The difference between Hazel and Gus is simple, August has a future, but Hazel doesn’t; still, August doesn’t care if Hazel doesn’t have time or so, it doesn’t affect his admiration and fascination he feels for her.
They become close friends (the kind ones who know they like each other and flirt frequently), but Hazel drew a line here.
She doesn’t want to be the grenade which hurts Gus’ feelings.
So they exchange some books, and the two are attaching a lot and elected Hazel: An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten (a book with some fantastic features, a book from I will not reveal anything because it’s a part of the exciting thing).
The language of life
The direct and precise style of John Green creates an atmosphere, full of harmony and sarcastic humor but well received by a casual audience, making his work accessible to everyone, from the formal reader to the young looking for something fresh and without complexity.
It concentrates on feelings, experiences, common concerns that focus on reality, moving away from the fiction that is fashionable in literature for young audiences, that without underestimating its value.
It takes more seriously the unreal, raw and surprising that it can result from the daily life, this is the mainsail that guides the boat of John Green Literature for young adults.
As it is known in the United States today, a very marked genre as a trend in literature that opens new paths for new generations of readers.
From here, it’s up to you to discover by yourselves what happens, it is a quick read and with intelligent humor and exquisite as well as his author, John Green here a lot of people will disagree, but I love when John writes about smart people and his sense of humor.
I find it very difficult to do a review of each book he has written because I love to explain and of course I wouldn’t know what is the best for each one of them.
No doubt, its characters are the best of all his stories.
The Fault in our stars will make you laugh, and quite often; it will keep a smile on your static face, but there will be a time when you also mourn.
But this is not because the book is about cancer, but because you will admire so much the characters that you will feel them like yours (if you like to write perhaps you’ll understand what I mean)
I have read many reviews about how two central teenagers’ characters behave like adults when they are just teenagers, and I disagree with that. Adolescents are surrounding for specific circumstances in their lives. And they are two intelligent people.
Only two regular teenagers have that kind of magic and the perfection of fictional characters, but they don’t behave like adults, they are just two sensitive teenagers (more or less).
Anyway, There’s something I have learned from reading book reviews, there are many ways to read a book, and to interpret them, and the best way to do it, it is to discover what you like it most, it is reading the book by yourself.
“The Fault In Our Stars” certainly it won’t disappoint anyone who will read it.
To finish, I let you one of the quotes that I like most (it is hard to choose one) a picture without reading the book; it doesn’t make much any sense. I encourage you to meet it.
John Green Reads the first chapter in this video
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