Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

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Author: John Green

Genre: Fiction

Price: Rs 250

The storyline centres around Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters and what binds them together—cancer. Hazel has been diagnosed with cancer, even though medical advancements have brought her few extra years. Augustus Waters enters Hazel’s life and starts questioning everything that he witnesses. The two try to understand how the other sees the world.

Augustus is also suffering from cancer but has a very different perspective of what the world should look like. The two bond over the common interest of reading and from there they begin exploring various adventures. The story is about their journey together and how they fight for survival against all the odds.

Do they make it? Or do their adventures turn out to be deadly? Read to know.

What Works!

This is once in a lifetime kind of a book. Some of the quotes in the book are so touching that you cannot satisfy yourself by reading them just once. The story is written in a way that you actually feel every second, every minute of what the main character is going thru. In my case, if Hazel cried, I cried. Once you start reading this story, it will make you drown yourself in it. It is funny, serious, romantic, emotional and full of drama with the most unexpected twists and turns. This book will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

What Doesn’t!

Seriously, here’s one book which has me thinking, “Oh Well! What doesn’t work with you?” I could hardly pinpoint anything. However, if I absolutely have to say something, it would be the language used in some parts of the story. It takes you more than one attempt to fully understand the exact composition of sentences and then another one to fit it in the storyline to understand what the author is trying to convey.

To read or not to read:  Oh definitely the one to read! Also, it wouldn’t hurt going the extra mile and having it in your bookshelf. I am completely going gaga, head-over-heels in love with this book. Amazing storyline, perfect blend of words, and for all the girls out there, fare deal of warning, you might just see yourself falling in love with Augustus Waters! (If you do, you are welcome to join the “I Love Gus” club as there are so many of us.) Oh and yes, this one has a movie too just in case you need visuals for what you read.

Apurva Tupdale

Apurva Tupdale

Apurva is an Oxford graduate, who loves reading and writing. Currently, she is working as a Secretary of various head of departments with ICICI Securities Ltd. Through her blog "Appie's Place", she portray her views, poems and the random things which she find amusing. She reviews books that will help you find your "read-me" perfect book to whichever mood you are in.

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