Monday, 4 February 2013

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Published by: Puffin
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Pages: 336
Genres: Young Adult/Cancer/Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

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.

I already had high expectations of this book, as I have only ever seen positive reviews of 'The Fault In Our Stars' and John Green is such a good writer who gets highly praised by just about everyone. So when Puffin offered me this book to review, I jumped at the chance!

It took me a while to get into the story as at the beginning it's quite slow paced. However, eventually I was fully immersed in the plot, cheering on Hazel and Augustus, and getting excited about their adventures in Amsterdam.

Augustus Waters is such a nice character and I like how he seemed to change Hazel's thoughts on life. He was always coming out with interesting things to say and he added lots of humour to the story. No matter what was going on in his life, he remained positive enough for both himself and Hazel.

To get an idea of how much I loved reading this book, here are a couple of my tweets from just after reading TFIOS.

So yeah, as you can see, 'The Fault In Our Stars' is possibly the best book I have read this year. I know it's only February, but still...

TFIOS does have quite a tragic plot, but it's nicely balanced with love and humour so it's not too depressing. The various plot twists in this story are genius, I literally couldn't put this book down!

I also really like the cover. It's simple yet eye catching, and I like the bold cloud shapes.

It's really hard to find fault with this book (except the ones in our stars...see what I did there?). I suppose the only thing I found annoying with this was that it was slow-paced, but then that's just down to personal preference and might not be a problem for other people.

I recommend this amazing book to teenagers and adults - I think it can be an enjoyable read for people aged 14-99 years old! It's a very interesting, insightful book and I think I might have to go and re-read really makes you think. 5/5!


  1. You found it slow-paced?! :O I am shocked! Definitely my favourite book of all time! Your review is a lot more composed than mine was! I couldn't stop fangirling! I really must write a more sensible one soon!
    Thanks for sharing, Amber! :)

    1. I did, but only at the beginning. :) I just found your review of TFIOS on your blog and personally I think it's a lot better than mine! But thank you :D x

  2. I LOVED THIS BOOK! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed this just as much as I did! Thanks for the great review <3

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment :) Still can't believe you were lucky enough to go to the John Green event :D