The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The title of this book resonated with something inside me, and as I read, more and more expressions and sentiments spoke to me in a way I found curiously elevating.
You see, my life has not been much of a good one and always thought I did the best I could, despite limited circumstances. Very lacking in love of any kind, so I am always looking for it, even in the books I read.
This story was described as heart-breaking and ambitious, irreverent and tragic. A touchingly funny love story that breaks every convention. But I needed to know if what I read could be the truth, or only a fictional device of the story.
I learned that this story is all about love and friendship, living and dying, and how we should strive to do all these things to the best of our ability.
That love is so much more than how you feel.
Hazel and Augustus are star-crossed lovers with one hell of a difference, She has been ill for so long, nothing that happens or doesn’t, means anything to her anymore, but when Augustus strolls into her life, everything takes on a completely different meaning.
As she says in the book…’He gave me a forever within the numbered days…’
This book doesn’t dwell on fault or reasons for life’s cruelty. It deals with how these young people coped with what life continued to throw at them.
A brilliantly handled story that pulls no punches, but far from being totally sad, and it is in places, you end up immensely proud of the way they live their lives…
I’m looking forward to watching the film too…