Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Fault in Our Stars Book CoverTitle: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Released: January 10, 2012

Series: None


Book Summary:

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.




My daughter has asked to read this book for a while (apparently ALL her friends have read it) but I’ve put it off telling her to wait until she was a little older. We sat down a while ago and talked about the content (language, sex, etc.) and she decided she would wait a while before reading it.

I caved and finally read this book because the movie was coming out and I try to always read the book before watching a movie.  And my daughter had asked again and decided she really wanted to read the book.  I wanted to preview it first so we could discuss if needs be. After finishing I did let her read this book (she’s 14) but still feel it is a little old for her and has a little more content than what I am comfortable with her reading.

The Fault in Our Stars is a really good book and I totally get why it is so popular.  I loved Hazel and Gus. Such a perfect pairing. There’s not much that I can add to the thousand of reviews out there other than to say I don’t regret finally reading this one.  It is well done.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book


Content: language throughout included 1 use of the F word. Teenage sex scene but it was more awkward than sensual, subject matter includes cancer and dying.

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  1. Hmm, my little sister picked it up and read it herself without us knowing! And she is only 12 >.> But she is quite mature as well and she loved it, so I think it was okay. I was also pretty young when I started reading these kind of books, mostly because I didn’t tell my mother about them 😛

    I thought it was a good book but I just wished the characters were a bit more realistic. You don’t really get teenagers walking around with a cigarette between their teeth just for a metaphor these days, right? I still liked it though. Lukewarm about it.