So I'm finally doing another book review! :) A few days ago I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. So if you aren't familiar with the plot of this book, this is what the inside cover states:
"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."
So basically, this is a love story between two teenagers who are battling cancer. It's such a beautiful, humorous, and tragic story. You want to feel so happy for Hazel and Augustus, but you can't because you know that they are both sick and you can't help but feel like there's not going to be a happy ending. But despite all the sadness, this book was so incredibly good. I've never read a story like this one, the closest thing would probably be The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is a TOTALLY different storyline. It's incredibly heart-wrenching, but the humor in it is straight up laugh-out-loud.
As characters go, there wasn't any character that I didn't like. Each one of their situations makes you care for them so much. They're definitely not the most relatable characters, but in this book that didn't really matter.
I believe this is labeled as a young adult book, which I agree with. There's hardly any sexuality, and when there is, the book doesn't go into detail, literally no more than a sentence or two. There's also really no violence, unless you count one of the characters ranting and smashing trophies. I think the only thing stopping younger aged readers from reading this is the amount of sadness and tragedy. It's definitely an emotional book, but the wittiness of it is just great.
This is the only book I've read of John Green, but his writing has by far left an amazing impression on me. I'm really interested in reading Looking for Alaska, so if you've read that, tell me what you think in the comments below! The way this book was written was just beautiful, so I'm excited to read more of his work.
Overall, this is probably one of the best books I have ever read. If you've read this, tell me what you think! :) Also, if you have any other recommendations of books I should read/review, leave it in a comment below! Hope you enjoyed this review!