Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Released: January 10, 2012
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.
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.
Purchase: Amazon.com (Kindle edition currently just $4.99)