Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @bookslayerReads that allows us to feature books, that are not part of a series, that we loved.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”
Despite the tumor-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.
I have been seeing quiet a few reviews lately of John Green’s new book. That just made me think about the only John Green book that I have read, The Fault In Our Stars. It’s literary been years since I have read this book.
(I actually read it in 2013.) This is actually one of the first young adult books that I have ever read while being aware that there is something like a young adult genre. (I had no idea that that was a thing for a long time.)
I remember really loving this book, it was one of my all time favourites for a long time.
(It’s not anymore, but I still appreciate it for what it was.) I think I just read this book at the right moment in my life, where I could really feel for the characters and connect with them. The characters were definitely my favourite part of this book, I loved all of them. And yes, this book did make me cry a lot. (It’s one of the few that managed to do that.) This is also one of those books that I’m unsure I would enjoy as much if I read it now.
I actually don’t plan on picking up any other John Green books. Honestly they just don’t interest me and there is the fact that I don’t read many contemporaries in the first place.