Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

Hey Readers, as a special treat for you today, we have a second review for you by our first ever guest blogger !  My cousin Allie loves to read and writes reviews for herself of all the books she has read.  She graciously agreed to share her review of "The Fault In Our Stars" with everyone. As you can tell by her expression, she was pretty excited to receive this book.


Rating out of five: 3.8

Summary in a sentence: Two absurdly articulate kids with cancer find love and deal with the ephemeral nature of life.

Loved: -Hazel’s inner monologue and her candid portrayal of illness.
- Hazel’s and Gus’s parents.
-All of the girlish lines that I couldn’t help hearing in John Green’s voice.

Hated: -Peter van Houten’s horribly affected style of writing/speaking. The fact that it was praised by Green’s characters as near-genius was every bit as grating.
- How attractive the main characters are. I’m well aware that beautiful characters are a staple of the YA genre, but the persistence of the motif bugs me.

Favorite line:
“I’m fine,” I said. “Just listening. Hurdlers?”
“Yeah, hurdlers. I don’t know why. I just started thinking about them running their hurdle races, and jumping over these totally arbitrary objects that had been set in their path. And I wondered if the hurdlers ever thought, you know, this would go a lot faster if we just got rid of the hurdles.”

Recommended for: Nerdfighters. Fans of YA with a little more substance than the genre is typically known for.

Reviewed by Allie N.

1 comment:

rachelyons said...

how would you compare this book to other John Green novels?