Friday, May 31, 2013

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Reading Hammock’s Rating:
5 out of 5
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green (@realjohngreen)

Publication Date:
January 10, 2012
Dutton Juvenile
Hardback| Paperback | Digital | Audio

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

My Review: 
The storyline reminded me of squeezing honey out of a bottle -- its drips slowly and is very sticky but sweet to the tongue.  “The Fault in Our Stars” is definitely a read for anyone. Even though the main characters in the novel have cancer, it is not only about the struggle of cancer because the personalities of the characters are a large part of the book. I was able to immediately become engrossed with the storyline and connect with the main characters because of their likable and relatable traits.  John Green has a specific style of writing unique to any other author that he expresses through witty one-liners and events that make you desire to be there to witness the story.  Even faced with imminent death, characters act with dignity and their noble efforts become implanted inside your heart.  I would recommend this book because it will stay with you even after you finish it for its beautiful story and interesting characters.  

As a side note:  
I have recently been introduced to the Green family that consists of book enthusiasts as well as scientifically knowledgeable people. As a matter of fact, I recently learned that, throughout this entire year, the Biology videos I have watched in concurrence with my class in school are created by John Green’s brother, Hank Green (If you would like to see them, go to:  As well, Hank is the executive producer of the Lizzie Bennet diaries on YouTube, which is a tribute to Pride and Prejudice that recently completed making video episodes for the entire novel ( The two brothers also have their own blogging channel on YouTube (  

Now that I have successfully began your procrastination into the world of the Green family, I might as well leave you with a few gifs (see below) of John Green that I thought were priceless.

If this has not convinced you to read “The Fault in Our Stars” I have no idea what will. 

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