Why I Love ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green
Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox revealed the official trailer for the film adaptation of John Green’s heart-wrenching young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars. I have no doubt at all that this unique and eye-opening feature will translate stunningly onscreen. The story is about two teenagers fighting different forms of cancer. They are Hazel Grace Lancaster (my total hero) and Augustus Waters (100% hunk). The book follows the ups and downs in their relationship and with their health. It’s witty, adorable, bittersweet and very introspective. Apart from the main story, there are many details added in this novel that made me completely fall in love with it.
“Nothing is sugar-coated,” in the words of Hazel Grace. John Green does a wonderful job of showing a very real side to illnesses, and also a very real side to teenagers in general. The book is from the point of view of Hazel, and throughout the entire story, I genuinely felt like it was her speaking out. This is not a true story, but it is inspired by a real girl named Esther Earl who lost her battle to cancer when she was sixteen. John wrote this book in her honor, and it just makes the book have so much more meaning. This novel really has a special message to any teenager struggling with their health like me and so many others!
Amid all of the pandemonium of being sick teenagers, John gives each character such a great sense of humor. There are parts where I literally laughed out loud whilst reading! The relationship Hazel Grace and Augustus share is so adorable.
No matter who reads this book, I think they relate with some character in some way. There are parts of this story that are extremely sad, and we see the two main characters go through the entire spectrum of emotions. I think this is why this book made me become so attached to each person. I really got to know them well page to page.
So, yes. I love this book probably more than any other and I am beyond thrilled to see it in theaters this June! It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry. It’s a wonderful story and I hope you like it too. <3