The Fault in Our Stars (book review)

A book review from The Movie Snob.

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (2012).  This is a fairly recent “#1 New York Times Bestseller” according to the cover, so you may have already heard of it.  It’s about two teenagers, brought together by cancer.  Or, more precisely, by a cancer support group.  Gus is 17, I think, and he has apparently overcome his cancer, although it cost him one of his legs.  Hazel, the first-person narrator, is 16 and has terminal lung cancer, momentarily arrested by a new drug.  So the phrase “star-crossed lovers” does come to mind.  I thought it was a pretty good book, although the main characters just didn’t quite ring entirely true to me for some reason.  Not surprisingly, a movie version is apparently being produced right now, starring It Girl Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now) as Hazel.

2 comments on “The Fault in Our Stars (book review)

  1. […] in Our Stars (B). As previously recorded in these virtual pages, I liked the bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars (John Green) decently well. Now I have finally gotten around to seeing the movie version, and I […]

  2. […] Towns  (C-).  I did not realize that this movie was based on a book by the same guy who wrote The Fault in Our Stars, a/k/a Cancer Kids in Love.  I didn’t realize it until I looked at the movie poster after seeing […]

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