“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” (John Green)
The Fault in Our Stars is a little infinity that I want to go back to over and over again! It’s one of the most touching, heartfelt books I have ever read. Even as I read through some of the quotes from this book, I am transported back into Hazel’s world, and all the emotions instantly come flooding back. John Green’s words touched my soul in a way that no one else’s has. He created a world that though sad, makes life worth living. We all complain about our pains, but we seem to forget that even through the pain, there is a hope that makes us push forward and continue breathing.
“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.” (Augustus Waters)
The Fault in Our Stars is a book about a girl with cancer, but it’s not about having cancer. Hazel Grace Lancaster has had bad lungs from a very young age. Thanks to a miracle test drug, she’s still alive and breathing (well, barely). If Hazel had it her way, she’d spend her life watching America’s Next Top Model and re-reading her favorite book, An Imperial Affliction. However, she doesn’t have it her way and finds herself going to a cancer support group in the literal heart of Jesus (a church basement). One afternoon, a young man named Augustus Waters strolls into the support group, and Hazel is immediately intrigued by him.
Augustus Waters will make every girl fall in love with him. I know he’s only fictional, but boy, do I wish that wasn’t the case! When Augustus enters the scene, Hazel’s life changes forever, and the future she thought she was destined for takes a drastic turn in the right direction.
The Fault in Our Stars portrays love in the purest and most incredible way! As I read this book, I felt as though I was Hazel, experiencing life through her eyes. I fell in love with Augustus, laughed when she laughed, and cried when her heart felt like it was being ripped out of her chest. As I approached the last page, I prayed that the ending wasn’t true and that there would be a twist to change the outcome. I probably sat with the book open on the last page and cried for a good 30 minutes after reading the final line.
This quote, from The Fault in Our Stars, seems to sum up my closing thoughts perfectly, “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” (John Green)
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