Book Review : The Fault In Our Stars

Hi all! It has been so many times I tried to post a book or movie review in this blog, but it always failed. Since I'm in my semester break right now, have nothing to do and just finished read this book by John Green called "The Fault In Our Stars", I decide to write one.

Summary of this book:
The story is about seventeen year old girl named Hazel Grace who diagnosed with thyroid cancer which effected her lungs and made her undergo several experimental medication. Her parents decide that she was depressed because she rarely left the house and spent quite a lot of time in bed. Therefore her parents insist her to join a cancer support group. The story not finished with her chapter about how she fight upon her diagnosis. But when Hazel meet Augustus Waters at the support group.

"The Fault In Our Stars" published in January, 2012. I have heard about this book since then and it always listed in one of "books that you should read". The main cast of this book are Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters who both are cancer victims. The Fault in Our Stars tell a weird yet romantic relationship between Hazel and Gus. I have already prepared myself for a sad, sorrowful, devastated, heartbroken story that will make my eyes tears out. But it happened to be a funny, thrilling, and yet somehow it give me a sad but not irony feeling. John Green write a genius description of sadness that is felt by these two teenagers. The book is full of life quotes and meaningful events. 

" A smartly crafted intellectual explosion of romance " - Kirkus

One of my most favorite moment is when Hazel met Gus for the first time in Support Group and Gus was asked to share his fear and struggle. Gus said that his fear was oblivion and when the others are asked to speak to that, Hazel who was a fairly shy person raised her hand and said "There will come a time, when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that's what everyone else does." This particular moment in this book that makes me want to continue read and discover more. 

For you who prefer to watch than read, the movie will released this June, 2014 starred Shailene Woodley as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as Gus. I can't wait!

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