“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once” (125).
A sixteen-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Hazel knew that she was running out of time. But when her mother forces her to attend a cancer patient support group, Hazel meets a cancer survivor, Augustus, who changes her perspective on life forever. Hazel and Augustus quickly connect with each other through their struggles, their sense of humor, and their love for literature. Just when she thought she was ready for her fate, Hazel comes across a totally unexpected kind of beauty in life – love – and she’s not ready to let go anymore.
In this beautifully written novel, John Green explores the power of love and demonstrates that love trumps all, even when life seems hopeless. Green also highlights the importance of family and friends in terms of providing support for adolescents, especially for those who need to fight for their lives. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, if you’re a believer in love, then this novel is a must-read for you. If you don’t believe in love, then this novel is also a must-read for you, for it will undoubtedly change your perspective and enlighten you about love’s great potential. This heartbreaking yet heartwarming story will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride filled with both laughter and tears.
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices” (313).
By: Isabel Kim
Green, John. The Fault In Our Stars. Penguin Books, 2012. Print.