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WBW Book Corner: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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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.

Hello guys and welcome to another edition of Wee Bit Wordy’s Book Corner! This week I am indeed “reviewing” The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, even though I stated in my BR post on Sunday that I would be reading The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey, I changed my mind. Let me start of by saying this one hit very close to home, as it probably did with a lot of people, as a very close friend and neighbor of mine is currently battling with Cancer. Anyway, enough of that:

This was a great book to read, despite its heavy topic, I found it a light and quick read at less than 200 pages. I have never read John Green’s books before, but follow his YouTube channel that he runs with his brother, Hank, called VlogBrothers.

Having never read a John Green book before I was a bit anxious going into it, as I was unfamiliar with his writing style and unsure whether I’d end up enjoying the book or just throw it against the wall in frustration. I suppose that so much hype has been built up around this book, and the movie, that I guess that I forgot that it was originally written with intention for teenage girls. But again, with all the hype, that really has been thrown out the window, and anybody who is anybody is reading this book and watching the movie. Well done, Mr Green!

I myself thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had its little moments where I found myself skimming past a long descriptive narrative, but that is John Green himself talking there, because if you are familiar with is videos, he has this ability to go off into a tangent talking very much about something else before eventually bringing it back around to the subject at hand. Also, he speaks quite rapidly in his videos, therefore I found myself reading this quite quickly to keep up with the rhythm and speed of his voice.

The next question is whether I shall be reading anymore John Green books. The answer is most definitely yes. While I may not be the intended audience, I do enjoy his style of writing, and I really like him as a person, so that’s a plus. I know I haven’t gone much into the actual story itself (as if I really ever do) but what I am trying to say is, no matter who you are, what you’re doing, I think you should read this book!

 

 

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