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Standalone Sunday: The Fault In Our Stars


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 StarsThe 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.

Have you read The Fault In Our Stars? What did you think of it?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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17 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday: The Fault In Our Stars

  1. I really, really loved TFIOS when I first read it too. I don’t know what happens, it’s not like I dislike it now, but I do feel as if I wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much if I were to read it now. I’ve grown since then? My tastes have changed? Something like that.

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    1. It’s always better late than never! 😉 Yes I agree, the characters within this story are great. I don’t actually remember much about the writing, as it’s been over 4 years for me. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the book as well! 😀 Thank you!!


  2. I’m glad to see you featuring this book today and happy to hear you enjoyed it at the time you read it 🙂 funny thing, I feel like, when we read some books at a particular time, we love them… and if we read them at a different time in our lives, we might feel differently. I guess it’s all about being in the right mood and situation for the words and characters to touch you 🙂
    Great post 🙂

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    1. Yeah, The Fault In Our Stars is such a good book and I’m really happy that I decided to read it at the time I did. 😀 I completely agree with you on that. Sometimes books just fit a particular time in our lives and we end up enjoying them a lot more than we would otherwise. It’s such a funny thing!
      Thank you!! 🙂

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  3. Oh great pick for this Standalone Sunday post Anna. The Fault in Our Stars is the only book by John Green I’ve read as well (I picked it up because of the movie being released and my need to have read the book before seeing the film). I did really enjoy it but I read it a good few years ago now so I’m not sure if my opinions of it would have changed over the years, it made me cry at the time so hopefully that would mean it is a story that stands the test of time. 🙂
    I do have John Green’s other releases on my to-read list, I hope to get to them one day soon but I say that about so many of the books on my to-read list. 🙂
    Again great pick! 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad that you liked my pick! 🙂 Yeah, I read it a few years as well and I’m not sure if I would enjoy it the same either. (I think I would not, probably because I have gotten more critical towards books through the years.) This is actually one of the only books that has managed to make my cry – that’s something that seriously doesn’t happen often. 🙂
      I hope you enjoy the other John Green books that you plan to read! I have heard quiet a few good things about all of them. Haha, yeah our TBRs are never-ending, so who knows when we will get to some of those books! 😀
      Thank you Beth!! ❤

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  4. I feel the same as you – I picked up The Fault in Our Stars at just the right time in my life. I really liked it, but I enjoy much of John Green. I’m not huge on contemporaries, actually, though I am trying to have a more open mind. 🙂 After all, if I like one author, there bound to be a couple more.

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    1. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars as well! 🙂 I’m trying to keep an open mind when it comes to contemporaries as well, it’s just that most of the time their premises don’t interest me. Of course there are exceptions, for example I really want to read something by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. 😀

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  5. I can really relate to this post. John Green’s not really for me, though I can see why people like his work, I’ve pretty much shelved him in my mind as “not gonna read again”- I tried two of his books and the first (TFIOS) was ok and the second (Looking for Alaska) was more meh. I feel like if I’d read his books when I was younger I would have liked them more.

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    1. I can see how why people enjoy and love his work as well. TFIOS is a book I picked up because so many people recommended it to and said it was amazing. But even after reading it and loving it, I never felt the need to pick up any other of his books. I guess they just never interested me! Now less than ever, especially since I rarely read contemporary.

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      1. Yeah I was the same. I also really like John Green as a person and respect him… I didn’t connect enough with his books unfortunately :/ But yeah, I just don’t feel like going for his books again. And yes, I’ve always read very little contemporary too

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  6. I read TFIOS a long time back too (2014) when I was in 8th grade. Imagine having all this grief unleashed on a 13 year old who was sure that none of the characters are ACTUALLY gonna die because haha life was all fairy tales then. Anyway, I recently read some of the quotes and realized that I really want to read the book again. Maybe just for the quotes and maybe to have my heart broken again.

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    1. Wow! That must have been really heartbreaking and hard for you! I can only imagine how much of an impact this book had on you. The Fault in Our Stars has so many beautiful quotes! I hope you enjoy this book if you decide to reread it and hopefully it won’t be too heartbreaking (which I’m guessing is impossible).

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