Read This With A Tissue

By: Ashten Roy

The Fault in Our Stars is a book written by John Green. The Fault in Our Stars is a book about two teenagers who are ill with cancer.

The story begins with Hazel telling us her age and that her mom thinks she is depressed. She then mentions a support group which her mother insists she attend. Hazel meets Augustus at the support group that Hazel’s mom insist she go to. Augustus is a very confident, witty boy.

In this review, the author mentions how “cancer books” are very overused. She mentions that there are really no new directions you can take on this topic.

The author also talks about how this book is very John Green. “The Fault in Our Stars isn’t a bad book, but it’s a standard cancer book, and, sadly, a standard John Green book, with standard John Green humor and standard John Green characters speaking in the very same John Green voice.” She mentions how this story is full of cliches and so much like his other books.

While I do agree that there are a lot of cancer books, I don’t think John Green takes the usual approach.  John Green does have a specific writing style, but this book is different from his other books. Although this story is a love story, it’s not full of cliches.

The whole story doesn’t just revolve around this great love story. This book mentions the different battles of cancer that different cancer patients go through. John Green also has a way to make this story authentic. It’s not full of sentimental life lessons that make this story unrealistic.

The characters in this story are full of humor and act like normal teenagers. This book is full of sadness, but also full of joy.

This book is beautifully crafted.  I recommend that you take a moment to read it.


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