Book Review: Fault in Our Stars

by Cate on April 20, 2012

The Fault in Our StarsI have seriously been on a roll with books lately.  This is the third one I’ve finished this month, and while it might not seem like alot, living with kids that don’t let me finish a thought or sentence, three books might as well be akin to a car ride with no bickering.

The latest selection from the BlogHer Book Club is Fault in Our Stars by New York Times bestselling author, John Green.  An author and book I had never heard of before receiving it in the mail.  I think that’s one of the best perks of the BlogHer Book Club; it’s a great way to discovered new (to me) authors or books I might not have otherwise read.

This one is not a beachy, breezy read.  Centering around 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster, who has terminal thyroid cancer, it’s obviously a plot line thick with some heavy, somber tones.  That being said, the story includes bits of wonder, laughter, love, and whimsy as we follow Hazel meeting (and falling for) Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group that she attends. 

The book is evenly paced and really well written.  You’ll find yourself laughing and crying as you get pulled into their story.  I loved the character development, and even though this is a “young adult” book, it doesn’t mean adults won’t derive pleasure from reading it as well.

My only criticism is that some of the words and conversation from Hazel and Augustus didn’t seem to reflect natural vocabulary for teenagers.

More…
– Have you read this book?  Join in the BlogHer Book Club discussion for it right here.
– Fault in Our Stars was voted Best of the Month Young Adult by the editors at Amazon earlier this year.

Hungry for more book reviews?
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
The Rules of Inheritance
The Weird Sisters

Tomorrow?  Remembering a special day.
Sunday?  Weekend Photos in Review.
Monday?  A children’s book review, and a new favorite of ours.
Tuesday?  Pinterest Party recap.
Wednesday?  Eat.Live.Be.

*I was given a copy of this book and compensation for writing a book review.  That being said, the review are my own words, good, bad, or indifferent.

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Joanne April 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

I really need to get back on the reading bandwagon…I actually miss it so much! Even if not a happy-go-lucky book, this sounds pretty compelling. Have to look into checking it out!

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bobolink May 10, 2012 at 12:36 am

read more of John Green. Awesome. A bit edgy for the middle schooler but ok for sophisticated middle schooler and early high schooler. very accessable writer. all good things.

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