Definitely. The story is so well told as well as compelling. I have lost people to cancer and this definitely is realistic in its depictments.
When the protagonist first meets her idol, he acts aloof and down right mean. But later when he comes around, the characters reactions are believable thanks to the great story telling by John Green.
☁️The fault in our stars☁️
By Savanah B.
I liked this book for the reason that the details and the articulation were spot on. And I absolutely loved how much realism there was in the story.
And when the story was sad,😭
You were sad, and when the story was happy you felt the saturation of happiness😄uplift you. I really was hesitant to read a story like this. but if you like a romance/comedy or drama
Then you'll really enjoy this brilliantly written book. Good job!
I found this book to be a rather mixed bag.
The bad: these teenagers do not sound like teenagers. Actually, they don't really sound like normal people. They all have, like, ridiculously complex vocabulary, always speak absolutely beautifully (except/even when they're gasping for breath) and spend all their time thinking deeeeeep philosophical thoughts. Unfortunately, (and ironically considering Green's message that dying people shouldn't be treated as if they are fundamentally different just because they're dying) this makes them somewhat hard to relate to and buy as real people. Most of what comes out of their mouths (and also running through Hazel's head) sounds like the quirky stuff you'd find in, well, ... a book. This sort of dialogue only really works for Houten, who is pretentious and a writer anyways.
However! This same ridiculous writing is probably one of the things I liked most about the book. It was all very witty and clever and fun. The story was solid, though not particularly earth shattering. The romance was "eh?" . Mostly because I had problems accepting the characters as real people. But, I was thoroughly entertained. I laughed a fair bit, was very amused a lot, and was never bored.
I heard some comparisons between this and the movie Juno, in terms of quirky humor and tone. I can see it. However, I think Juno did the heartfelt part better. The fault in our Stars does the funny quirky thing really well, but then only kind of pulls off the emotional heart-wrenching part. I did get a bit misty eyed toward the end, but these kids are dying of cancer. I should be crying buckets. Or at least feel like the the OMG I JUST FINISHED THIS SAD BOOK IM DYING INSIDE feeling should last longer then the end of the book.
On a side note, I thought the narrator for this book did a fantastic job. She did the huffing and puffing and emoting really well. I sort of think that much of my misty-eyed-ness towards the end of the book was her reading, not the actual text. And her guy voices weren't too shabby. Certainly, a lot more diverse then some of the female narrators I've heard.
Absolutely. The narrator really made you feel the story
I loved the entire story. The characters just made you love them.
I love the emotion that Kate Rudd brings to the story. She really made me feel what was going on.
I cried towards the end. I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Alternative Reading Enthusiast
I was so moved by this book. The characters and their witty vocabulary and banter made me so fond of them and feel so connected to their story. what a great jib adapting the movie.