Let me preface this review by saying – if you have not yet read this book but have any intention of reading this book – leave this review immediately. I had the book spoiled for me before I read it and after reading it I can not wish that upon anyone. So click the X, leave the post, read the book and come back later.
I mean it…
Okay. As I mentioned previously – I had the book ruined for me. I supposed this is somewhat my own fault because I had bought it and had it sitting around for a while before I read it. The movie came out – and well movies mean all sorts of memes all over twitter and facebook and while I tried to avoid clicking any links related to anything – pictures just kind of show up in twitter now so… yeah. I knew the ending before I started the book and while I didn’t know exactly how it played out, knowing what was going to happen was always in the back of my mind.
I also went into this book after having listened to the audio book of “An Abundance of Katherines” which I thought was one of the worst books ever read to me, which was also disappointing because this author is supposed to be the greatest.
I will say that I did enjoy The Fault in Our Stars much more than An Abundance of Katherines. So there’s that. And I think I would have liked this book more (or probably, hated it) if I hadn’t known how it was going to end before it started. It made things a lot less emotional for me (though I am a cold hearted bitch as well so that may have had some to do with it too) and so I didn’t get that shock, I guess, that others have gotten when reading it that made them so obsessed with this book.
Was it a good book? Yes. Will I read it over and over again and dissect it? No. Even though I own it and it’s not an e-book that is going to expire like most of my other books.. Am I obsessed with it? Not in the slightest. Will I watch the movie? Maybe once it hits TV.
Although this book has redeemed John Green so perhaps I will check out some of his other books. Can anyone recommend another good one? Just the title – don’t spoil me!
About the Book
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.