book review

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Jood Khaled on April 3rd 2019

The Fault in Our Stars is the multi-million worldwide bestseller realistic fiction novel by John green. The book was first published in the 10th of Jan, 2012. It tells the story of a sixteen years old girl that has been diagnosed with Thyroid, a type of cancer that occurs in the cells at the base of your neck.

Hazel Grace, aka the main character, meets a seventeen years old boy named Augustus Waters who’s currently in remission in a support group. They get along so well and agreed to give each other their very favorite book, Hazels is a novel called An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten, it’s about a cancer-stricken girl who tells her own story. Augustus reads the book, likes it so much but gets so frustrated of how it ends (it ends in the middle of a sentence as to show that the girl has either died or got too sick to continue writing). Hazel tells Augustus that she tried to contact Peter but he hasn’t been heard of since the book release, all they know about him is that he has moved to Amsterdam.

Later on, Augustus finds a way to contact the writer and arranges a meeting with him. He, Hazel and her mom go to Amsterdam to meet him and ask him about what happens to the other characters after the girl stops writing, and the story goes on..

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world... but you do have some say in who hurts you.

John Green.

The actual writer, John Green, has a very touching and inspiring way of writing, I felt like I was part of the story, I laughed with the characters, cried with them, even almost cursed with them at some point.. The book is filled with so many deep meanings that makes you dive into yourself and think deeply of life and death and whats in between.

The Fault in Our Stars makes you look at the world from a different perspective, not a good/bad one, just a different one. It’s a sad beautiful tragic that’s been put out in a very simple yet very intelligent way.