Book Review by Aarene Storms: The Fault in Our Stars

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Book Review by Aarene Storms
The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Seventeen-year-old Hazel has been surviving terminal cancer for four years when she meets Augustus Waters, who lost a leg to osteosarcoma. Hazel and Gus are smart, they are witty, they read, they discuss, they are both very ill.

Do you think you know how this story ends?

If you think it's going to end like a cancer book, you're entirely right, and you are also completely wrong. As Hazel herself says, "cancer books suck."

This book, incidentally, doesn't suck.

This book is funny, it's goofy, it's sad, it's appalling and it's sexy. The world is a better place because this book has been published...and that's not a small thing.

Highly, highly recommended for readers ages 13 to adult.

Some minor cussing, some underage drinking (champagne!), a few tearful pages and incidents off-page intimacy.


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