05 June 2014

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is a bestselling novel and has been hugely popular with readers worldwide.  As most of my followers would know, as soon as a book becomes 'trendy' or too popular, it turns me off, so I haven't read it until now (prompted by the release of the movie).

If you're unfamiliar with the story, it's about teenagers living with cancer, but at the same time it's so much more than that.  The novel is full of wit and humour and far from depressing to read.

The Fault In Our Stars is a YA novel, but delves deep into bigger thoughts on why we're here, our existence after death and the complexities of love as well as suffering.  It's a novel about family, acceptance, growing up and yes, grief.

I now have a full understanding of the buzz surrounding The Fault In Our Stars and author John Green certainly deserves all of the accolades being directed his way.

The movie was released in Australia today and I'm very much looking forward to seeing it.  Have you read the book? Will you be seeing the film?

My rating = *****

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  1. I loved the book, my daughter is going to see the movie this weekend

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing the film too Shelleyrae, hope they've done it justice.


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