Thursday, February 23, 2012
Brain-Breaking-Books: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
You guys. YOU GUYS. This new YA book by John Green rocked my world. I mean, seriously. Cannot stop thinking about it, even a week later.
It also goes to show that the cover of a book has nothing on content. I envision a different front for this book. I picture Hazel Grace so perfectly in my head. And Augustus Waters. And they'd be sitting in the grass, near a playground, holding hands. But that's just because I want to be able to reach out and touch them. And then, hug them!
Premise: "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."
This is definitely a heart-breaking book (I cried at least five times) and John Green's writing is so amazingly raw and brilliant.
FIRST LINE: Late in the winter of my seventeenth year my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about DEATH.
One of my favorite lines: You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
Have you read it? Is it on your list? Tell me what you're reading!