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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Lo Pascual ⚓

Lo P.

ABU DHABI,
United Arab Emirates

197 posts

This book is the second (the first one was Tuesdays with Morris) book that made me cry tons and tons and tons of tears during and after reading the book!!!!!

Man I'm still teary eyed until now!!!!!! :(

Anyway just want to know how you guys feel about the book...

Feel free to share anything about it like your favorite quotes!

Mine is: "You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you." - Augustus Waters

Or actors that you think should portray the roles:

Mine:

Augustus Waters: Andrew Garfield (He's tall and has that same goofy smile!)

Hazel Grace Lancaster: Ellen Page(She's just perfect imo! <3)

Such an amazing book! Thank you John Green! *sobs*

over 6 years ago

#1
Regina EG

Regina E.

THE CITY ,
Mexico

48 posts

I love, love the book, i love agustus so much! and the final was agh! soo l¡much love for this book! If you like this book you should read "Looking for Alaska" i think you are going to love it ! (:
-Regina

0 · February 25, 2013

#2
Andrea P

Andrea P.

QUITO,
Ecuador

492 posts

I loved this book!! not so excited about the movie though, bc the cast is nowhere near of what i expected idk. hopefully it will do justice to john green's novels.
I recommend Looking For Alaska too, its amazing!

0 · June 15, 2013

#3
Greta Colorful

Greta C.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

15 posts

This book is one of million attempts to make people tear up over teenagers with cancer, falling in love and then dying. And it works, obviously. I just don't get how can people still fall for this bullshit? Didn't we got over this with A walk to remember? I guess not.
I would write a detailed review about how literally worthless this book is and how incompetent John Green is but who cares, right? You guys still gonna think that tearing over a book means that it's brilliant written piece.

1 · June 23, 2013

#4
Lo Pascual ⚓

Lo P.

ABU DHABI,
United Arab Emirates

197 posts

well its still a better book than Twilight... or worse... 50 Shades of Grey...

0 · June 24, 2013

#6
Olivia Leigh

Olivia L.

ELLESMERA,
United States

25 posts

Fake M. If you don't like it don't comment, thanks! :)

I personally loved the book because there was a lot of true and life behind it.

0 · September 15, 2013

#7
Dominique Alvarillo

Dominique A.

ZüRICH,
Switzerland

29 posts

I loved it so much I want to read it again and I keep on recommending it to my friends even those who don't like to read.

artofwaffling.wordpress.com/tag/the-fault-in-our-stars/

0 · September 16, 2013

#9
Lo Pascual ⚓

Lo P.

ABU DHABI,
United Arab Emirates

197 posts

Oh! talk about crying! I couldn't get over this book for about a week! (seriously) I read it through e-book but decided to buy a hardcover copy after since its really special to me. Will re-read again before the movie comes out... :)

0 · September 17, 2013

#10
Lauren S

Lauren S.

United States

8 posts

It was enjoyable and I did cry however I felt like the tone was off.

0 · September 17, 2013

#11
Jessica-Therese

Jessica-Therese

Sweden

9 posts

This book is amazing, one of my absolute favorites. I've been following John and Hank for years on youtube, so the moment you could preorder a copy I did. Which was basically a year before it was released... So I've got my signed copy, and I've read it so many times! This use of language is amazing and the story is one everybody should take part of, I think. But then again I am a fan :)

Also, really looking forward to the film! John is so excited about it haha.

0 · September 24, 2013

#12
Gitte Tofte

Gitte T.

COPENHAGEN,
Denmark

45 posts

I haven't read this one - but I love John Green!

0 · October 22, 2013

#13
Zerina Cengic

Zerina C.

SARAJEVO,
Bosnia and Herzegovina

26 posts

Okay, I really don't know why people love this so much. I was SO excited to get my hands on it and read it and it left me so disappointed... Which makes me a lot sadder than how sad the ending seems to make some people, because I've heard so many great things about it and John Green is the author of my absolute favorite quote ever (given that it is from "Looking for Alaska" and not "The Fault in Our Stars"). Not to mention that I really, really, REALLY wanted to love it. But, I didn't.

I read some of the reviews and I just don't get why it's impacted so many people on different levels when it did absolutely nothing for me... When I finished the book, I just felt completely indifferent - as if I was done with a reading assignment for one of the numerous mind-numbingly boring classes I've taken in the past.

It's not even the fact that I've lost someone close to cancer that bothers me - this is actually one of the many reasons for which I was expecting so much out of this book. The main issue I have is that the story, which had so much potential, never seemed to live up to it. I wasn't DRAWN in, like I am with so many other stories. The characters, all of them, even Isaac, just seem to be flat to me. The emotions which are vast in this novel aren't even remotely explained or "milked" enough to make the story transcend, to make the reader FEEL what they're all feeling. There is just no depth whatsoever. So many more amazing things could have been done with this... It keeps reminding the reader on multiple occasions that Hazel and Gus really did LOVE each other, but it doesn't translate. At best, it translates into puppy-love (which is clearly not what the writer was aiming for, as it's stated in the book through Gus's mother).

I'm a terribly emotional person and this book neither got a laugh or a tear out of me. Just, general disappointment. Maybe this has to do with the fact that I'm 22 years old and could think of a better and more heart wrenching story that tells of love and pain and loss out of sheer personal experience without any fiction at all... So, that's why I'd probably just recommend this to the preteen readers, who, let's face it, most likely only know of puppy-love anyway. Then there'd be no disappointment, I suppose.

1 · October 25, 2013

#16
Helen Z

Helen Z.

TORONTO,
Canada

6 posts

i really, really enjoyed this book, despite what others may say about it. Especially the tone of the narrator and each of the characters' own take on life as they make it. Probably more than loss and love, it was about joy, too (no matter how fleeting or trivial it seems). At least for me that was the more powerful message. I always think of the bit about "infinities within infinities", and also the part where Gus says "you used.. to call me Augustus" always pains me. ugh.

0 · April 21, 2014

#17
Iris K

Iris K.

Netherlands

4 posts

I really love this book, it's my favourite. "Looking for Alaska" by John Green is amazing as well. It's not only the story I like, it's the way they describe everything, the way they think. It's special.

0 · April 30, 2014

#18
Melanie B.

Melanie B.

HOUSTON,
United States

408 posts

I don't find this book to be quite as "OMGOSH best book ever!" like so many others do, but I do find it to be a great book, and here's why: it's honest. There are no cliches in this book, and in fact John Green calls them out on several occasions. For that reason I found the book very refreshing.

As far as Looking for Alaska goes, I found it very disappointing. I find Alaska to be extremely irritating and I have no idea why he likes her in the first place.

0 · August 6, 2014

#19
Carmen

Carmen

Spain

19 posts

I read TFIOS some weeks before the movie came out, and I actually really liked it and even though found it very 'finishable' (some books I get bored of at some point and never pick up again) I think people have made TOO much fuss about it. It's a pretty story, and I watched thevlogbrothers for years and Hazel is JUST like John Green talking LOL..
In short: the book is worth reading but people make too much of it. And the story isn't as mushy gushy as the movie made it look

0 · August 12, 2014

#20
Sascha Emily

Sascha E.

SOUTHERN ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

448 posts

I read the book before the film and I really wasn't keen on it. It is so badly written! The film is better, it pulled on my heart strings a bit more and from a teenager-y point of view it is quite well done and it really isn't often that a film is better than it's book. I just didn't like much of the sentence structure in the book and felt their relationship wasn't built up enough for it to be very heart breaking... and Hazel's use of the word 'like'...I really didn't like that. But, it's okay... the way Twilight is okay.

0 · August 16, 2014

#22
Stephanie

Stephanie

United States

17 posts

I absolutely loved it, though I was anticipating its release for a really long time (i follow vlogbrothers) and every time john would read a chapter i just died. it was devastatingly sad for me, because i'm a hopeless romantic, but also because john creates a language that i wish i could speak in. Gus and Hazel are so eloquent at times, and although it's actually one of the main criticisms, I think John said something along the lines of I write like how people think they sound, it made a lot of sense and didn't take away from the story for me at all.

My favorite quote was definitely "that's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt"

This wasn't the best book in the world like it was for a lot of people, and there's definitely a lot more hype than initially anticipated but I thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was, which is a young adult novel.

0 · August 27, 2014

  

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