Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review - The Fault in Our Stars

After watching Teens React to The Fault in Our Stars Trailer, I just had to get the book and see what all the hype was about. The book is apparently the next big thing after the Divergent series. It is a teen story, so I jumped on the bandwagon since I like light reading materials.

So at the international terminal of KLIA, while waiting for my flight to Tokyo (which I really should blog about later! Fingers crossed, bahah) I stumbled upon the last copy of the book at the book store and immediately snagged it (along with a copy of March Cleo) to read on the trip.

Now, I am embarrassed to say that I didn't actually read it until the very last train ride to the airport on the last day of my trip. Because it was an hour plus journey from Asakusa station.

And wow.

I could not put the book down! I was smiling, giggling, frowning all my way through the book. It is a very awesome read! Different than the norms. I'd love to explain the story but I'll just quote from Wikipedia since it doesn't have any spoilers there.

"The Fault in Our Stars is the fourth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player andamputee.
The title is inspired by a famous line from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar (Act 1, scene 2). The nobleman Cassius says to Brutus, 'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.'"

The author is actually a YouTuber, one of the vlogbrothers. Oh and even more awesome news is that a movie on it will be out soon! *squeal*]

Check out the trailer:

I rarely would review a book, but this was just too good not to. I am looking forward to read other books by the same author, since reviews about them have been amazing! I just might have found a new author to be obsessed with! Next on my list:

The Divergent Series
The Hunger Game Series

Can you see my pattern here? Movie books make me happy because they help me visualize them more. Haha. And who says teen reads are only for teens? Pfffttt.

Okay? Okay. 

p/s: That's a quote from the book, btw. lol.


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