I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It’s a good read. I can say picked the right book to read to kick off my reading habit again. If you want an easy-reading material, this is one of your best bets.
The plot is simply about two teenagers, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who met at a cancer support group. They fall in love as they delve into their favorite book, An Imperial Affliction.
Although it’s classified as young adult fiction, I liked it because it is plain (in a good way, of course), yet manages to tackle the complex ideas in life. It may be quite far from reality to read about profound views and ideas about life coming from teenagers, but given enough thought, it has made me realize and agree about life’s realities.
Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book:
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you.
Another reason why I liked this book is because I can very much identify myself with Augustus Waters’ character. I can see ounces of his depth, consistency and dedication in my own personality. In fact, I can see myself doing some of the stuff he did for love and for life.
While I was reading the book, it crossed my mind that it would be great to encounter an Augustus Waters in real life. Though a person with such wonderful qualities is getting rarer and rarer by the day, it’s not improbable that there’s someone like him out there in this world.
Should there be a movie adaptation of this book, I’d definitely watch it. I think I would appreciate the story more seeing it as a film than reading it.
I was searching for some leaks about a possible The Fault in Our Stars movie and I found this interesting “movie adaptation” of the novel.
Don’t worry. No spoilers.