The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about a teenage girl, Hazel, who has cancer and attends support meetings with other teenagers who share similar stories. One day she meets Augustus, who is in remission. They share a connection that links their lives together.
I was curious to read this novel because on one hand it was being praised so highly, and on the other hand, the realism of the characters was being judged. To top it off, a movie was being released. I’m always a sucker for books that are adapted as movies. As soon as I saw a trailer, I ran to get my hands on the book. Right before the movie came out I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars.
The characters were witty and their humor was dark, but I found it hilarious. Of course their teenagers, and teenagers don’t normally act or discuss things like these two characters, but they are fictitious. Their lives call for them to have matured sooner than your average teen. I loved the novel and had high hopes for the film.
It’s been almost two weeks ago since I’ve seen it, which gave me enough time to get my emotions in check. I came out of that theater with my eyes red and swollen. Even though the movie adaptation was not completely like the novel I was extremely happy with it.
I give The Fault in Our Stars novel and movie 5 out of 5 stars.
I devour books in days and dabble at being a writer.