Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book 17: The Fault in Our Stars

Posted by Dawn Dalton on 8:19 AM

Book 17The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green

Yes, I know, I FINALLY jumped on the proverbial bandwagon and read the highly-acclaimed and overwhelmingly successful The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. And yes, I DID cry.

The tragic love story between Augustus and Hazel is compelling, sad, and...believable. I admit, some of Augustus' lines made me roll my eyes. Others made me swoon. Which is one of the reasons I think this works — young love can be passionate and torrid and tragic, but it can also be a bit cheesy. I love that Green captured that.

Sometimes Green's writing mirrors his blog posts — fast-paced, almost random. And yet, I get the sense there's nothing random about that. This is an author who knows his audience and that fast pace is synonymous with what makes him quirky and fun. But at the crux of it all — behind the marketing hype, the movie madness, and the sometimes controversial bestselling status — there is one undeniable fact: John Green is an amazing writer.

The Fault in Our Stars is worth the hype. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie this weekend!

- Dawn

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