Saturday, February 25, 2012

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Buy it. Read it. Love it.

There's a reason this book is #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller's list. It's a really good book.

I was introduced to John Green and his brother Hank by my daughters in the summer of '07 right before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hank wrote an awesome song about the book release. So I knew that these siblings are known as the VlogBrothers, that Hank sings, that John writes, and that their followers are the Nerdfighters.

What I didn't know was how well John writes. I was completely enthralled with this story of teenage kids dealing with cancer, death, life, and love. All the characters are well-formed. And for a young adult audience, it was nice to see realistic adults in this book. It's a good plot. And like life, there is not exactly a happy ending. But neither is it sad. One might even ask, "Does the story end?"

Lovely book. Great read. You won't be disappointed.
5 stars


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