The Fault in Our Stars is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, and the New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. It is no wonder that this book is getting a ton of hype. It is a unique and beautiful love story about two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group for kids. The Fault in Our Stars has become incredibly popular recently, and after you read it, you will know why.
1. Not the Typical Love Story
While there have been countless book on teenagers falling in love, The Fault in Our Stars adds in an extra element; both of John Green's characters have cancer. While falling in love can be hard enough, it is terribly beautiful to see two characters lose themselves completely to each other, all while battling cancer.
2. Augustus Waters
I fell in love with Augustus Waters as soon as he was introduced. He is bold, caring, and a little bit of a smartass. He pays attention to the world around him and sees beauty in everything, despite the fact that he only has one leg. He is the hero of the story, but unlike other stories, he still has his flaws.
3. John Green is Awesome
If you read Looking For Alaska, you know just how fantastic of a writer John Green is. His descriptions are vivid and his quotes bring you deep into the mind of his characters. His writing is truly beautiful and can turn a simple story into a piece of artwork.
4. Read It before It Hits the Big Screen
Everyone knows that it's better to read the book before you see a movie, not after. The Fault in Our Stars is coming to theatres this June and features the perfect Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. While I am so excited for the movie, it is nice to read the book and get your own image of the characters before the movie ruins that for you.
5. It Will Make You Laugh
It may be a beautiful love story, but there is also humor in it. It's not about blatant jokes, but rather the ironic descriptions John Green puts into his novels. The small way he describes a character or a small comment someone makes provide the true humor in this novel.
6. And Make You Cry
It may make you laugh, but it will also reduce you to tears. There will be tears of sadness and tears of joy. But that is the best thing about this book. You get so invested into the lives of these characters that when they cry, you cry too.
7. It is Beautiful
If you don’t want to read The Fault in Our Stars for any of these reasons, read it simply because it is a beautiful book with beautiful writing. It teaches you that life doesn’t have to be perfect to love it. It is one of those books that will stay with you for quite some time.
The Fault in Our Stars is a one of a kind book that will leave you feeling a ton of emotions. Every single person I know who read this book fell in love with it, and it is easy to see why. What did you think of these reasons to read The Fault in Our Stars? If you have read the book, did you love it? Do you want to see the movie before reading the book or do you want to read the book first?