The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The fault in our stars cover imageSummary: The story follows Hazel who is portrayed as an indifferent girl diagnosed with Cancer, who prefers to watch life go by. She meets Augustus, who draws her into the real world. They begin learning about each other, and in doing so, explore themselves. Although Augustus ends up killed by a cancer recurrence, Hazel realizes that she will never truly lose him, as he will live on in her forever.

Why I picked it up: It was recommended to me by a trusted source.

Why I kept reading it: This book explores radical ideas, such as leaving as little of a “footprint” or legacy as possible. I was drawn in by these unorthodox themes and fell in love with the way John Green spun his words to create a seemingly simple plot that is truly an eye opener when delved into.

Who I would give it to next: I would recommend this book to anyone who is comfortable with drugs, and death. The book is otherwise appropriate for all ages.

Reviewed byNiyva V.