Jul 12, 2014

Review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Rating: 5 stars
Received: bought
Genres & themes: YA, contemporary, romance, humor, family, friendship, death, life, diseases, dreams.


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.


First of all, I didn’t cry. I know many of you did, and I can understand why, I really can. But, the thing is… this book has a balanced atmosphere. It’s both sad and full of life. During my reading, I concentrated on the joyful parts and the humour. Maybe that’s why I didn’t feel crushed by the ‘cancer’ part.

The number of times I laugh out loud or giggled are uncountable.

Of course, there were some times when I felt my eyes burn because what happens in this book is not fair. Then again, is life ALWAYS fair with any of us? Hint: no.

Hazel is such an honest main character. At first, I thought it was impossible she had cancer. Sometimes, I even forgot she had cancer! She accepts it and I began to accept it as well. I rarely read books with diseases or heavy subjects in fact, so loving this book wasn’t in my pre-read expectations.



Will I re-read this book?


I’m not the queen of re-readings, I know a queen of re-reading and it’s definitely not me. I’m way too excited about new books released or ones I’m dying to read but haven’t to take the time re-reading books. In fact, I think I only re-read 12 books in my entire life. And that was when I was younger and didn’t know about Goodreads, hehe.

I know though that, when I’m going to re-read The Fault in Our Stars, I’ll appreciate it even more than I did now, and that I’ll fall in love even harder with Augustus and feel an even greater connection to Hazel.

The originality of this book is beyond amazing. I kept thinking how did John Green manage to invent all of that? He’s a fantastic author with an impressive writing style and choice of words. I’m so eager to read his other novels, in occurrence Looking for Alaska of which I heard only great things and that has a big amount of raving reviews.

The kind of family Hazel has is adorable and full of love. I felt so happy for her to be in such a comfortable and loving one. I rarely saw a similar family in real life but I’m sure it exists so, yes, this story was also a believable one. Even, the ‘author’ inside it felt real.

What I also enjoyed were the multiple settings and the perfect pacing. The story is not only happening during a short (or long) period of time which aloud me to really see every character’s personality and the kind of relationship they have toward one another.

As a conclusion to this 100 180th review of The Fault in Our Stars on Goodreads, I recommend you this novel with all my heart. I hope you’ll love it as much as I did and find it inspiring and beautiful as well.

What did you think of this book yourself? :)


  1. I'm in the minority when I say The Fault in Our Stars didn't amaze me. *hides* There's just something about this book that didn't quite get me. Although, I do understand where all the praises are coming from and I think it's just a personal thing that made me not love this book as much I would love to. I did give it a pretty high rating myself just because I enjoyed the writing and I think JG is a talented author.

    Anyway I've yet to read Looking for Alaska or any JG for that matter (I've only read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and TFiOS), but I'd surely read some of his works in the near future. Lovely review, Lola. :)

  2. Lola . . . am I the queen of re-reading you speak of? Hmmm?? *snickers* Either way, you know that I love to re-read, and I know that you don't, so it's rather a big deal for you want to re-read this one. And I'm glad you loved it. I have to ask though--are you a crier, generally speaking? B/c if you aren't, and you didn't cry that's entirely different. And me? I am a crier. I try not to be, but I can't help it.<-----BIG baby.

    That being said, I'm sure that I'll read it eventually. I have it sitting on my bookshelves behind me. I probably have the kindle version too (b/c CRAZY), but I really have to be in the mood for this kind of book, and that hasn't happened lately. Great review, dollface ;)

  3. I think not everyone will cry, but I DID! But I'd have to agree that there is balance in the book, and that's what I loved about it. I did review this book last month, but I've read it in 2012. As for Looking for Alaska, I didn't enjoy it as much as I though I would.

    Dre @ Sporadic Reads

  4. I don't know if I should reply here, Lola, but here I am. :D I liked WGWG. There were some pretty stand-out characters and as always, John Green's writing was commendable. I've yet to be wowed by JG, though. But maybe I'd find better luck with his other novels.

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars. I think so many readers enjoyed it for the very fact you mentioned here, that the "book has a balanced atmosphere. It’s both sad and full of life." John Green's writing sounds wonderful, and hopefully I can read it soon. Wonderful review, Lola! :)

  6. I absolutely loved this as well and can't wait to see the movie. It was just so good but I surprisingly didn't cry as much throughout the book (just towards the end) that I thought I would.

  7. Lola, I absolutely loved The Fault in our Stars as well, and I'm one of those readers who did cry :) I still really enjoyed the story, though, because it showed that young people can get very sick, and that they somehow learn to enjoy life in small ways anyway.

    Great review!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  8. I have a signed copy of this on my shelf, but I'm nervous to read it. Cancer is a tricky subject for me. I lost my mom to cancer and it still hurts some 20 years later so I usually avoid "cancer" books. This might be an exception though. My sister went and saw the movie and said it was wonderful in spite of the issue. Lovely review, Lola! :) I'm sure I'll cry, though.

  9. Thank you so much for your comments, girls! No, Jessica, I'm not a crier. :P Oh I can't wait to read WGWG than, Sarah! And it's okay to cry, hahha. And, Rachel, I'm sorry. I lost my father from cancer when I was a baby. I'm glad you're better now though and thank you! xoxo

  10. I totally agree that this book had a really balanced atmosphere and yes it was easy not to cry, but not to me my friend. I couldn't stop :D I'm so glad you loved this one and yeah each and every relationship was clearly shown here. Great review, Lola :)

  11. I'm a huge John Green fan -- I just love his take on the world. That said, I'm kind of glad that I read TFiOS before all the hype. I haven't seen the movie yet.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  12. Heh, we're in the same boat considering that I didn't cry either :D It's weird though since I almost always cry when it's an emotional scene, but not with this one. I'm glad you enjoyed Hazel as the lead. You really do forget she has cancer, don't you? I hope you enjoy Looking for Alaska just as much as this one :) Great review, Lola!

  13. I've heard so many great things about this book but I've still not read it. I've had of since it released. Awesome review!

  14. I'm so happy you love this one, Lola! TFiOS is quite the novel. I personally loved the familial sense that was present in this novel. It was so strong. I really felt for Hazel's mom and dad, especially her mom. Great review, Lola!

  15. Glad you liked TFIOS! I have to admit, I'm really not one to cry in books, but the stupid letter got me in the end haha. It's even rarer for a book to make me cry on the reread, but I cried again on the second read (this time at the gas station scene...) I've read it a couple of times since then, and no tears! Got sensitised to it, I guess haha

    I do like how there's that balance between humour and sadness, as you say, and I agree- I was definitely laughing a lot more than I was crying!

  16. I'm saving this one for the next time I'm in the mood for a good cry. You didn't shed tears over this one, but I'm not sure I'll fair as well. Lovely review!

  17. I am so not ready to read this book yet, but I enjoy reading other people's reviews for it! If I can't find out what's so great about it for myself yet, I will read why other people enjoy it! :) It sounds just as amazing as I knew it would be from your review, I'm glad you really enjoyed it! I hope that I will be as strong as you and not dissolve into a puddle of tears when I do finally get to it.

    (sorry if this comment posts twice - I'm not sure if my first comment went through!)

  18. I didn't cry when I read the book either, but I have re-read it a couple of times. I'm glad you loved it. I agree that there was sadness, but it was also so full of life. I love how this book is so happy sad. I must admit that I teared up for the movie though.