If you love a romantic novel that breaks your heart through and through then this is the one for you. However, a statutory warning goes out to all those who just had their heart broken, this book will leave you devastated in the end, but with a love story to cherish and treasure in your hearts forever. Hazel and Augustus have a very Nicholas Spark kind of a boy meets girl love story. However, the girl is suffering from cancer. They meet at an odd place and end up falling for each other and stay with each other till the very end.
Augustus knows the short life Hazel has left with her and so we see the book has many chapters dedicated to the short yet meaningful time the two spent discussing the very philosophical issues in life, having foolish yet funny moments just like how real young couples would have making us believe that Hazel and Augustus are very real. What leaves you shocking and in tears is the end which is a good surprise literally but not as readers.
“one for all
The Fault in our Stars is a book for everyone, be it people in their old age, or teens studying in school, this book is an ideal feel good and emotional novel for all. Written by John Green and published by Penguin UK, in the year 2013, this book has gone on to become a major seller in all parts of the world. It has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
The book is about two teenagers, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who are also the protagonists and follows their lives when they are diagnosed with terminal cancer. Their lives change completely post diagnosis. Hazel meets Augustus for the very first time at a, support centre for cancer patients and survivors, which she had started to attend. Augustus is there for a remission. This is when they meet each other and their lives see some light again and they feel alive and better. This is a book that has it all be it love, emotion, drama, humour, pain, fear and even death.
For the Reader
As the book progresses, the readers are unwittingly brought into the lives of the characters and start feeling and thinking about them as one of their own. The various turns that Hazel and Augustus go through, the tragic moments, the funny moments and the times when the readers are left teary eyed, is what makes this book worth a read. The readers gain an insight into the lives of people who are diagnosed by terminal cancer, the struggles they go through, their daily lives and how cancer disrupts the lives of the other people involved as well. However, the story also leaves a message of courage, true happiness and how to live life. This book through its protagonists try to tell that one should not feel pity for themselves, rather embrace life or what’s precious is left of it. It touches the chords of the readers’ hearts through its emotional appeal.
About the Author
John Green is a bestselling author for New York Times with books like Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in our Stars. He has been awarded the Printz Award as well as the Edgar Award. His books have been published in over 12 languages.
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