Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

John Green is the author of the book The Fault in Our Stars. It is his sixth book altogether and fourth book written by himself. The article was released on January 10, 2012. Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar served as inspiration for the title. On June 6, 2014, Josh Boone's adaptation of the book into a major American motion picture, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, was released. Both the American movie version and the book had significant critical and economic success, with the latter ranking among the all-time best-sellers.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

My reaction to the novel...

I had no desire to read The Fault in Our Stars when I initially bought it and started reading the first part of it. In actuality, I stopped because I was exhausted after reading the author’s last work, which I could have done without. However, it is relatively unusual in this book. Fortunately, I finished this book after several efforts. It’s a narrative of a young cancer patient who has virtually given up her life. The young lady then meets someone, and… The rest is history. I’ve read a few books on death, some of which are outstanding, including this one.

This isn’t a book about illness, as far as I’m concerned. It tells the story of a high school student navigating life with cancer. It is a story of love, tragedy, disappointment, profound camaraderie, assurance, death, and life. It was an easy and pleasant read. It was also one of those books where, as you near the conclusion, you ponder whether or not to go any more because you genuinely don’t think the tale should come to an end.

Despite the fact that some readers knew the outcome of the story from the beginning, some readers cried a lot while reading this book. It isn’t exactly an academic work of art, but it doesn’t mean you won’t become emotionally immersed in it; in fact, some people did cry while reading this story since it caused them significant pain. I believe that the more emotionally charged the themes in the book are, the closer you are to them. I’ll say it like it is. I wasn’t as as emotional as I had anticipated. Even though I read novels like these voraciously, there were a few moments when I thought I would cry, but did not happen. I didn’t once get the impression that this was a novel written solely to bring me to tears. But I learned a lot from it.

Yes, it didn’t have the same profound impact on me as Nicholas’s writings did, but it got you thinking about life and death and what they mean for people. People who have never experienced death or any lasting consequences lose the ability to understand and behave appropriately around people who genuinely know what it’s like to have this sort of condition directly. This book suggests that no matter what happens in your daily life, you should continually express your love to your family and friends since you never know what the future may hold.

I suggest this work to those who have not yet read it because it will give you the courage to discover more about the lives of teens and other cancer patients.

My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐(4/5)

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”

This is absolutely true. One day, no one in this planet will be aware of your presence. since everyone's life on Earth is only transitory and will inevitably come to an end. There will come a moment when nobody will care that you formerly existed, which may seem frightening but is real. Even though we die, the planet will go on evolving even without us. Hence, we should cherish each day of our life.


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