Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The funny thing about John Green's book is that while I don't fall in love with his plots, I am so entranced by his writing that I don't care what he's writing about. The one liners, the descriptions, the dialogue, etc. are all fantastic. I want Green's wit and humanity to narrate my life.

The Fault in Our Stars deals with adolescent cancer patients deftly and humorously. Obviously, cancer isn't humorous, but life is and people even at their lowest can have fantastic senses of humor. Green understands this fine balance and walks it carefully. I won't say that I am going to read this book and over again because it would be too sad, but I did scribble a dozen or so quotes into my journal that I've looked at multiple times since finishing this book.

Read it. You won't be disappointed. But you might think the part about the author in the book is a little weird. I definitely did.

[Favorite quote: "You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are." Quote that had me laughing out loud: "What a slut time is. She screws everybody."]

Happy reading!

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