The Fault in Our Stars – Book Review

A bit about The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars: Despite the tumour-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.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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My favourite quotes from the book

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”

“Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

“Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”

“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”

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The Fault in Our Stars – Book Review

I haven’t read much nonfiction, but John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is genuinely one of my personal favourites. So much so, I refused to sell my copy, which I usually did.

“The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves.”

I shed a few manly tears, and I was indeed loss for words. The story was so touching, so well written, so perfect. It is both heartbreaking and eye-opening, but the book did a fantastic job at making readers laugh out loud, LOL.

I rated the book at 5.00/5.00.

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Author: Muhamad Aarif

A notorious book addict by night and an oil and gas executive by day. As Mark Twain said, "The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." So, read, read, and read some more.

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