Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5/5 Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: January 10, 2012

Where to start…I feel like every gush worthy thing about The Fault in Our Stars has already been said. I think I’ve shown up late to the party and have nothing worthwhile to add to the conversation. The problem is, this novel affected me in such a way that I still want to share how I feel! Even if there isn’t an original idea in the bunch I want everyone to know I loved this story. 

Hazel has cancer, she has had cancer for most of her life and despite a miracle medication she doesn’t have any illusions that she is anything but terminal. I mean, her favorite book is An Imperial Affliction and features another teen girl with cancer. It isn’t until Hazel meets Augustus Waters that her life changes. 

Augustus shifts Hazel’s entire outlook on life, love, and what it means to be dying. I thought Augustus was absolutely grand. He is charismatic, positive, and he genuinely loves Hazel. He was just so hopeful throughout the entire story, he is the type of person more people should strive to be. Yeah, at times he had his faults but I can’t think of a better male lead in recent memory. Augustus truly made the story for me. Hazel was the body of the story but Augustus was the heart and soul.

The Fault in Our Stars is in the unique position of being the first audiobook I’ve actually enjoyed. I have tried getting in to audiobook’s before and I usually lose interest or feel disconnected from the story which results in bad ratings. With The Fault in Our Stars I was eager to keep listening and was actually looking for excuses to drive places so I could get a few more minutes in. The narrator was wonderful and incredibly easy to listen to. The voices she did for Hazel and Augustus were truly superb and I will definitely try and find something narrated by her again.

Overall, I probably haven’t added anything substantial to the discourse on The Fault in Our Stars with my review but I’m glad to have shared my opinion about this wonderful novel about love, loss, dying, and living.


  1. I really need to read this book! I think I'm like the only person in the works who hasn't read it yet!!! Love you review!!! Oh and for the title of this post you wrote the fault in our stats...just wanted to let you know. But other than that I love reading your reviews!!!

  2. I'm so pleased you loved this one! The Fault in Our Stars was one of my favourite reads of last year, I just thought it was so beautifully written and just heartbreakingly wonderful. Fantastic review!

  3. I cried throughout most of this book, it's just impossible not to. Loved your review, I also have more good than bad experiences with audiobook's, but your review makes me very curious about this one!

  4. I bought this last weekend. Half looking forward to it, half dreading it! Glad you loved it so much and that it lived up to the hype for you :-) And I'm glad you reviewed it, no matter how many reviews a book I has, I like to hear the opinions of bloggers I know and trust.

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines