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.