DISCLAIMER: The review mentioned below may contain spoilers. The disclaimer is specifically for readers that are yet to read TFIOS!
In the last post I spoke about the books I purchased over the span of May and June. One of the books being The Fault In Our Stars. I read the book in a matter of two days and am I already in LOVE!?? Also, please don’t forget to read the disclaimer mentioned above before you continue reading this review…
The Fault In Our Stars is a beautifully composed story about a girl named Hazel who reads the same book every day, has a single friend named Kaitlyn, prefers to stay indoors and walks around with an oxygen tank. However, the stars are in her favor and she apparently meets a dreamy man named Augustus at the Support Group through her Support Group acquaintance, Isaac. Things heat up and the two fall in love.
The Fault In Our Stars manages to capture the very essence of love (fall in love synonym) and romance. It talks about life, love, passion, future and all things that forms a part of our lives. John Green has outdone himself with the beautiful and winsome story-line. The characters propose an assortment of features. They are distinct in their own ways and clearly offer a visual representation to the readers.
As far as the plot is concerned, I believe there were times when John Green took liberty in detailing out a few scenarios (which could have been avoided, other
wise). For example, the part where An Imperial Affliction is taken into detail. I mean, obviously, AIA forms a rather huge canvas in the world of TFIOS as it is the book that brings Hazel and Augustus close.
I personally consider it a pet-peeve to include trivial details that can otherwise be avoided. So, that’s the only thing that I didn’t quite like about TFIOS. BUT!!! The book in whole, offers a wider landscape from Indiana to Netherlands to a wide variety of angles and perspectives into the lives of Hazel, Augustus, Isaac, Peter, Lidewij and their acquaintances and families.
The cover is beautiful. OKAY? OKAY! makes up for most of the romance in the book. If you are unaware it was originated from the Always that Isaac and Monica promised each other. And that’s how Hazel and Augustus concluded that OKAY will be their ALWAYS.
I mean, of course, there are cute moments like Hazel and Gus discussing AIA at full length, having a date besides a canal in Amsterdam, visiting the support group, binge watching movies, looking at kids play over the installation, having a personal picnic at the park and playing games back at Gus’s home.
And of course there are heart wrenching moments like finding Hazel in ICU, Gus being unable to re-plug the G-tube, Isaac losing his eyesight and the love of his life – Monica, Peter Van Houten being an absolute douchebag and crushing Hazel’s heart.
And there have been funny yet cute moments like having Blue (the bear) sleep besides Hazel, watching AITNM on repeat, hearing about Gus from their family, Kaitlyn’s victorian accent, so on and so forth.
If I were to rate the book on a scale of 1 to 5, I would definitely give it a 4.5/5 (-.5 for the unnecessary commentary)
I would personally recommend TFIOS to those that are fans of Jennifer Niven, Nicholas Sparks, Rainbow Rowell and the likes.
If you happen to read TFIOS or have read it already (And also have views of your own about the same) do comment down below and let me know about the same. I would love to have someone I can discuss TFIOS with 🙂
Also, look out for my next post (It is something to do with BOOKSTAGRAM)
Stay tuned and keep reading!