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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Disclosure: I have been compensated for my participation in this BlogHer Book Club discussion, but the opinions expressed are 100% my own.  

I just read "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green, for BlogHer's Book Club. While trying to come up with some thoughts to share, I kept coming back to a comparison with Dawson's Creek. Not that Green's story has anything to do with the TV show. It's just that... the dialogue between the teen-aged characters was super-witty and sophisticated. Yes, these kids are living with cancer, and that can mature someone before their time. But the banter was not like anything I ever experienced as a high schooler.

Despite the comparison to tween-drama, I did enjoy this story. Hazel is a sarcastic, insightful and loving girl. Augustus is charming, funny and truly a Prince Charming in disguise. As they live with cancer (and let me stress that they are LIVING) they take readers to horribly upbeat support group meetings, through the trials of treatment and surgery, and across the world to Netherlands. What are they doing in the Netherlands, you ask? Well, you can say they're following their dreams and learning even more about the real world.

If you enjoy bittersweet love stories, then you'll enjoy "The Fault in Our Stars." If you enjoy a little twist in your happy endings, then you'll enjoy "The Fault in Our Stars." It's an easy read (except for the crying) and although I don't know kids who talk like Hazel and Augustus in real life, I didn't mind knowing them in fiction.

1 comment:

  1. I love to read comments and views on books. I love to read and hear another's point of view. I am currently waiting to read, Heaven is here on earth.


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