Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Bought from B&N
Published January 10, 2012
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Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumors tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

The Fault in Our Stars was the first John Green book I picked up and read so I wasn't too sure what to expect. I didn't even plan on buying this book, I just thought I would check it out from the library and go from there. Then John read the first chapter of TFiOS on his and Hank's YouTube channel and I was immediately hooked. I knew that I absolutely needed to buy this book when it came out in January. I'm so glad I watched that video because this book is absolutely incredible.

I'm having so much trouble trying to put into words just how mind-blowingly amazing this book is. It's so much more than a sad book about a teenage girl with cancer.I found it so easy to connect with Hazel even though I've never had cancer. I mean she's just like any teen girl, just with a crappy set of lungs. I loved her outlook on her unfortunate situation, her hilarious sense of humor that paired oh so perfectly with her intelligence.

Augustus Waters. I could go on about how absolutely swoon-worthy this boy is, but just like Hazel, he's so much more than he seems. I loved what an incredible friend he was to Hazel and Isaac, just always there whenever and wherever for anything they needed. His outlook on life and how it affected Hazel was so incredible. I loved the ease of their friendship and how they complemented each other's personalities and ultimately brought the best out of one another.

Isaac was probably my favorite character in this book. He was going through a hard time and all of his actions were realistic and raw. I could totally relate to his feelings in parts of the book even though I haven't gone through the same events that he has. I definitely envied his and Augustus' friendship, they could talk to one another about anything and not have to worry about being self conscious. They also have sense of humors that play off one another which was just too funny.

One of my many favorite parts of TFiOS was how the dialog flowed perfectly. I loved that it felt like I was listening in on a real conversation. So many times during this book I busted out laughing, I loved it.

I don't want to say anything about the end. Like I said in my IMM video, 'John Green says there will be no spoilers and what John Green says goes' so I'll just tell you that throughout the entire book I found myself laughing until my sides hurt and using so many tissues that there was a little Mount Tissue on the floor next to me.

Amazing Quote:
"I believe the universe wants to be noticed."

Characters: 5/5
Creativity:  5/5
Voice: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Impact: 5/5
Overall: 5+/5

 Everyone, without a doubt, needs to read this life changing book. The Fault in Our Stars was complete perfection and just flat out incredible. John Green is the writer of our generation, reading his words gave me chills and made me think about my future. I know this review doesn't do John Green's amazing work justice, but just trust me, you will not regret picking this one up.


  1. Okay... I'm definitely going to buy this book - soon. Wanted to read it anyway but like you I just thought about borrowing it from the library. Well... not anymore. Thanks for the amazing review :D

  2. I'm already obsessed with this book, and I haven't even picked it up yet. I watched Green read Ch 1 on his youtube channel, too. I've heard NOTHING negative about this one so far. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Woooooo!!! You just got me so exited to read this book!! After listening to the first chapter, I'm a little surprised to learn that Isaac had such a big role. Can't wait to read more about your favorite character :) "...there was a little Mount Tissue on the floor next to me." Awesome. Thanks Katie!

  4. My copy is still on it's way to me but your review made me that much more excited. I'm glad to hear it was life changing. I can't wait to dive in!

  5. Wo! This books looks really amazing. I realize how you enjoyed reading this, and I just hope I can pick this up someday =).
    Thank you! And here you have a new follower and reader =).

  6. I second everything in this review! It truly is amazing. I haven't heard of a single person who dislikes it yet.

  7. Great review! and i hope to read it soon!!

  8. "Seriously, don't even get me started on my hot bod. You don't want to see me naked, Dave. Seeing me naked actually took Hazel Grace's breath away," he said, nodding toward the oxygen tank."

    Oh Augustus. I read this book a week ago and I still find myself randomly replaying parts of it in my head.

    Great review :)

  9. Fantastic review! I agree with you 100%!

    You need to read more John Green! I do have to say, that this book is my favorite of his!

  10. Hey Captain Cow! I'm so glad you're going to buy it now! Thank you so much! :)

    Hi Ashley! Me too, every one I've read has raved about it! I hope you love it so much!

    Hey Katie! I was surprised too! I mean he wasn't in it a bunch, but when he was he made such an impression lol! hahaha it was a mini Mount Everest haha! Thank you!:)

    Hey Amber! Aw I'm hope it gets to you soon and that you enjoy it!

    Hi Uka! Thank you so much! I hope you can get it someday too, you'll really love it!

    Hi Becca! Aw thank you! Me either, I think it's just impossible to hate this book!

    Hey Steph! Thank you! You must let me know when you read it so you can let me know what you think!

    Hey Basma aal! Ooo yeah! I hope you love it, let me know! :)

    Hi Must Love Books! AHH greatest line ever!! I loved the little jabs about Isaac's eyes and how he even joked about himself too! Same here and Thank you!

    Hi Jacinda! Thank you so much! I really do, after this I have a feeling I'll be reading all of his in the next year, I'm hooked! :)

  11. Every time I hear you talk about/read your thoughts about this book it makes me soooo excited to read it!!