The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Young adult books writers like John Green are the reason I still read young adult and children’s literature. When reading this book, I found it sweet. I mean this as big compliment as I rarely find books sweet and endearing to this degree. I even want to find a partner who is sweet as the characters to each other in the book. There is a loving thread that goes through the friendships, the romance, and the parental-child relationships of the book.

This book is extremely popular at the moment, and I can see why. I don’t find it mawkish or maudlin. I like that both the protagonists have physical disabilities. I like that they deal with things realistically. I find Green writes teenagers that believable and true.

Aside from the characters, I loved the interlude in Amsterdam. I remember that city fondly and would go back.

I look forward to seeing how they adapt the movie.

“And in freedom, most people find sin.”

Read January 19, 2014.

2 thoughts on “The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  • Susan

    Hi – Yeah I need to read this very popular YA novel soon too. I guess the movie of it is coming out in June so I definitely want to be ready for that. Tearjerker or not, I’m going to pick this book up. cheers.

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Susan! I’m going to be seeing the movie as well, but it’s a lovely tearjerker of a novel. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!


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