The Fault in Our Stars | John Green

A book about teenagers with cancer hardly sounds like a jolly read to get you through your summer holidays does it? But this isn’t just any heartbreaking sad story about teenagers with cancer. This is a contemporary and refreshingly good read about living life, accepting your fate, falling in love and appreciating the precious moments we are given.

The story follows Hazel, an intelligent and realistic cancer patient who whilst attending a depressing cancer support group, meets the very gorgeous Augustus Waters, who instantly breathes new air and brings love into her life.

Beyond Tired Book Club Rating: 4/5

Ours was an epic love story…
I will not tell you our love story, because- like all real love stories-
it will die with us, as it should. 

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In a whirlwind of humour, hospital visits and a trip to Amsterdam. With an abundance of lengthy and intellectual discussions about life, living, the afterlife and the possible endings to Hazel’s beloved book, An Imperial Affliction. Hazel and Agustus, (of course) fall in love and inevitably break not only each other’s but the reader’s hearts too.

I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful. 

Depressingly Raw, Honest & Real

As a group we were surprisingly divided in our thoughts on this book.

Some fell in love with it’s bittersweet reality, humorous moments and annoyingly smart teenagers. Whereas others found it depressingly honest and perhaps a little too close to home with its Cancer Perks and harsh depiction of knowing and dealing with a loved one’s fate. 

The Fault in Our Stars will leave you counting your lucky stars and feeling appreciative of your health and of those around you. Life is precious and it’s about making the most of every good day we have together. 

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