The last three months, I was on a blogging hiatus. I missed writing up reviews of several books, but would still like to give my overall thoughts.
Overdue Book Review = Read in September 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Big Themes: Cancer, Love, Power of Books
Summary: Hazel Grace Lancaster attends a cancer support group where she meets the gorgeous and amazing Augustus Waters.
I LOVED THIS BOOK.
I'm going to keep this review short, since this book has already been reviewed a gazillion times. Like everyone else in the world, this book blew me away. If you are someone who still hasn't read it... Fix that.
I avoided this book for several months because I didn't want to read a book about cancer or a book that would make me cry. But I picked this book up on a Friday evening and finished it Saturday afternoon... In less than 24 hours. I cried from page 103 on with tears streaming down my face. John Green is a master of characterization and wit. I cared about Hazel and Augustus soooooo much. It's incredible how John Green is able to get in each character's head so that their actions and dialogue are consistent and unique.
I don't want to give any spoilers because it's so important to go into this book knowing nothing about the story.
Overall Rating: This is now my favorite John Green book and my favorite contemporary book of all time. Five big brilliant stars.