Oops! The planned TFIOS week did not go to plan and for that I'm sorry! So much was going last week that I did not have time to post. Although you guys have to forgive me since I bring you a giveaway :D
One copy of The Fault in Our Stars (movie edition may I add) will be up for grabs thanks to the wonderful people at Penguin for providing the copy. So without further ado...
The Fault in Our Stars may have officially been released two years ago but it is still talked about due to the recent massive movie release.! Whats better than starting off the TFIOS week than a review of the book itself right?
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Release Date: January 3rd 2013Add it: Goodreads
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.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
The Fault in Our Stars is in no ordinary novel. I say this particularly because of the elegance of the writing. John Green's novel is so beautifully written; I adore it. An adoration which left me dazzled and made me want to write just like him.
In TFIOS we enter the lives of two teenagers Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters both battling a fight against cancer. Just as it is no ordinary novel, it no ordinary cancer novel either. It is about living life to the utmost fullest by accomplishing your dreams, taking chances with no regrets. There are obviously hardships but the novel offers love in the most simplest and wonderful of places. And it is so unbelievably cute. No denying. The 'I love you' speech? Epic.
What I love also is how Hazel and Augustus are such likable characters. Hazel is so strong like unbelievably strong - she truly is admirable. Augustus is cool you know as soon as he dropped the metaphor line, you know the guy's a keeper. Although very weird, he is insightful and memorable and omg very very cute. Seriously, emphasis on the cute.
My favourite character however is Isaac. Isaac is both a friend of Hazel and Gus, where they all meet at a cancer support group, but I don't know there's something about him which instantly attracted me to him. Anyhow, their moments were very realistic and funny too. Another thing I love, there are many humorous moments to the novel, no kidding, you would not expect it.
Speaking of the unexpected, there is actually a twist to the novel. Usually within the first few pages of a novel, I would have a clear idea of where the novel may be heading but in this case ah, I was surprised. So surprised that at first I hated how it ended and the way it ended but what can I say it was not how I wanted it end but then I could not see it end in any other way.
Make sure to check out for more TFIOS related posts during this week!
I may also have a giveway ;D
Tomorrow, is going to be the start of a dedicated week to John Green. Well more precisely, The Fault in Our Stars. EEKK. I loved both the book and movie and really need to share the positive energy. Anyhow, keep an eye out. All next week. Don't miss it.
(I bet you missed me though... Right? :P )