Today I’m so happy to have Sami on the blog! She’s agreed to talk about her favorite book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!
Hello! My name is Sami and I blog over at Sparkle and Shine! After recently being accepted into the Her Campus Blogger Network, I have met Kayla. We talked about one of our biggest passions-books! Now, I am here to share with you all about my all-time favorite book: “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green.
Author John Green always impresses with any novel of his, but “The Fault in Our Stars” completely takes the cake for best novel I have ever read. With a twist on a love story that left me sobbing like a baby and quotes that changed my perspective on life, “The Fault in Our Stars” is a must read.
In the novel, sixteen year old Hazel Grace Lancaster has stage 4 Thyroid cancer and metastasis forming in her lungs since she was 13. She is forced to attend a support group for children with cancer. Hazel attends the support group with her friend, Isaac, who introduces her to Augustus “Gus” Waters. Meeting Gus left Hazel on an adventure she would never, ever forget.
Hazel and Gus’ relationship deepens as they share their favorite books and have countless phone calls. Augustus has yet to his wish from “The Genies,” the novels fictionalized version of the Make a Wish Foundation. Augustus wants to use the wish on himself and Hazel to fly them to Amsterdam to meet the author of their favorite book, “An Imperial Affliction.” Hazel becomes torn because she does not want to form a relationship with Augustus so her eventual death will not cause him pain, like the death of his ex-girlfriend, Caroline Mathers, did.
Hazel is admitted into the hospital a little later with severe head pain caused by pneumonis. During the week, Augustus visits Hazel in the hospital. During her stay, Augustus tells her that he cares more about her than the pain her death would cause him. Hazel realizes she’s in love with Augustus, and decides she wants to fly to Amsterdam with Augustus to meet their favorite author.
After their eventful trip to Amsterdam, filled with more twists, turns, and tears than I could have ever expected, the novel hits an ultimate climax no one can see coming. I don’t want to say it, readers, because it will completely ruin the novel. What I will say, however, is that if you want to open your eyes and learn a thing or two about life, I would recommend reading this novel.