Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

March 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM Leave a comment

I’ve reviewed quite a few books over the past few  years, but none of them captured my attention quite the way John Green does in The Fault in Our Stars.

I was intrigued the minute I read the book jacket and I stayed up late two nights in a row in order to finish it as quickly as possible. That’s a bigger compliment than you know. With a five month son still waking once in the night and again very early in the morning I savor my sleep and don’t often give it up for something like reading.

The Fault in Our Stars is narrated by a young girl with cancer. Sounds uplifting, right? Interestingly the book doesn’t drag you down the way you might imagine. Along the way you get to understand and know the narrator through the interactions with her parents and other cancer patients she meets in a local support group.

I so want to say more about this book, but I fear I’ll give too much of the story away and it is simply to good to have someone spoil it for you. I will say this story is less about death than it is about truly living.

I know this will sound cliche, but I’ll say it anyway. If you are looking for a good book to draw you in this is it. If you don’t believe me check out the high ratings and comments on Amazon.

Note: I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.

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