Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal., her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Published by: Penguin Books - Fiction
Year: 2012/13 - Paperback
Pages: 313
ISBN: 978-0-141-34565-9

Not only has this book but also the film been the talk of the office just recently.  Having read the book over the last few days I can now understand why.  It is a beautifully written teenage love story.   Hazel was not necessarily looking for love when she attended the Cancer Kids Support Group, but when it came in the guise of Augustus Walters a survivor of cancer who understood her completely she fell hook line and sinker but of course could not tell him that.  I am not going to ruin the outcome for you, you'll have to either read the book or watch the film either way you're going to need a king sized box of tissues and the requisite chocolate

If you have teenagers and are worried whether they should be reading this book.  I would most definitely say yes.  There are sad elements but there is a lot of laughter too and it is so nice to see the affection these two young people hold for one another.

Would highly recommend to the young and old alike and now I will most definitely have to go and see the film.

Wonder what my daughter is up to this weekend.

Happy reading one & all



  1. Interesting review. I tend to avoid this type of book, as they can be a bit mawkish but you have given me pause for thought, thanks! X

    1. Hi Penny,
      Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
      I don't think this one was mawkish I think you would enjoy it.


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