Book review: The Fault in our Stars by John Green  

Published by Penguin

Review by Astrid Finlay

I bet you are all wondering – “what is all the fuss about?” if you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars. The truth is that you will not understand what all the fuss is about until you have read it.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, here’s the synopsis; Hazel Grace Lancaster, an American teenager is diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of thirteen. Given medicine to reduce the tumour, thus making her a miracle of science, the only thing she has ever known is terminal. When she meets Augustus Waters, her life completely fl ips upside down. They fall in love almost instantly. But can two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group really be happy forever?

The Fault in Our Stars is honestly one of the best books I have ever read. You really do laugh and cry (a lot in my case) and you finish the last page with a new outlook. It’s the perfect book for teenagers, because it has a perfect combination of reality and the dream love that a 13-18 year-old wishes for.  

The style it is written in works with how John Green has characterised Hazel and Augustus. I would definitely recommend this book to every audience.