Sobbing Staab aside, this book is phenomenal. Never, ever, has a book stuck with me as much as this book has. I first read it ages ago, right around the time it was published (the beginning of 2012), but I live life the way I do because of this book. As mentioned before, the theme’s throughout this novel are immense. From acknowledging that sometimes life sucks but you have to make the best of it or from how people to often leave negative marks upon this world, the theme’s in this novel are not only thought provoking, but (at least to me) life changing. I’ve spent countless days and nights thinking about quotes from this book and what they mean to me, and I know I will keep on doing this until the day I die. Sometimes books do that. They stay with you long after you’ve read the last word. TFIOS is one of those books.
You might be thinking “I don’t want to cry” or “I don’t want to read a depressing book”, but this book is more than just a sad story. It’s not just a cancer story. It’s a story of two teenagers living their life. Hazel Grace is a funny and snarky narrator who feels like a long lost best friend, and Augustus Waters is the prince of this story. And oh my goodness, what a prince he is. If nothing else you should read this book so you can get to know Augustus Waters. If you think that you will never have a crush on a fictional character then read TFIOS and let Augustus Waters prove you wrong.
Did I mention that this book is getting made into a movie? Yep. And by the looks of the first trailer it is going to be a pretty amazing one too. So what are you doing? Read this book. Laugh. Cry. Then watch the movie and laugh and cry a little more. Trust me, it’s good fun! 🙂
I’ll end this review with a fantastic quote from the book that basically sums up all of my feelings in one neat little sentence:
“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