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!

15 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

I just finished a couple of days ago. I read the last three pages about six times. My mind is still all over the living room floor.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I know I should read it, and I eventually will, but I'm not quite ready to be a basket case. I'm still recovering from the book I told you about. The one with a cliffhanger ending but with no sequel planned (still cursing the author for that!).

I started to reread The Hunger Games last night (even though my TBR is very tall).

Christine Danek said...

This one is on my TBR list. I've heard so many wonderful things about it. I love it when books leave you like this. And sometimes I don't like it because I can't read anything else. Either way, I'll read it.

Kim Van Sickler said...

It's on my to-read list. I just read another awesome review about it. You are always reading new books. I'm being lazy and reading something off my shelves that I haven't read yet. But I haven't even started it because I'm trying to finish up magazines lying around the house. Do you subscribe to magazines? I feel so guilty when they start piling up. Then I feel guilty that I'm not reading more books.

Christina Lee said...

Kim, I hear you—I only read People magazine now for guilty pleasure (used to be lot more)!!!

SA Larsenッ said...

Wow! This sounds amazing. *rushes to add to TBR list

Thanks for sharing it!!

Kelly Polark said...

I've GOT to read this book. I've heard so many wonderful things about it. And speaking of magazines, it was in my last Entertainment Weekly as a must read too.

Christina Lee said...

Gosh I love hearing that, Kelly (GO YA BOOKS)!!

Laura Marcella said...

I've been seeing this book all over the blogosphere recently. It's going on my to-read list for sure!

I borrowed 11/22/63 by Stephen King from my dad today. Can't wait to start reading it tonight!

Meredith said...

I've got my copy of it! I can't wait to read this one--John Green is one of my faves. Maybe next week I'll have time to devote an evening to it. I know I won't want to put it down!

Theresa Milstein said...

You are the second person to recommend this book in the last couple of weeks. I have to buy it!

Matthew MacNish said...

They have this one at Kroger. It's on my list.

Karen and Gerard said...

My husband just got this from the library today and will read it this week. It sounds too depressing to me but he says it got 5 stars from everyone who reviewed it on Amazon.

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Christina! Yes, this book is on my list! Up at the top.

Laura Pauling said...

I'm hoping my library will get it b/c they have his other books. I'll read it then, and when I'm mentally prepared. I don't love sick/dying books but his book has gotten such great reviews, I'm willing.