Author : John Green
Genre : Young Adult Novel, Realistic Fiction
Publisher : Dutton Books
Publishing Date : January 10,2012
Pages : 313
Price : 399
ISBN : 0-525-47881-7
This bestseller book is an absolute treasure that will break your heart in the most beautiful way possible.
This book is one of the most intriguing reads of my life. The title comes from the quote “the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, for we are underlings.” From ‘Julius Ceaser’ by William Shakespeare. This simply means that people are in charge of their own destiny.
It is written in a coherent narrative style. The story revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster who narrates the story and is experiencing stage 4 thyroid malignancy and Augustus Waters who lost his leg to osteosarcoma. Their first gathering turns out to be at a Cancer Support Group. They become hopelessly enamoured knowing their life wont last more. They talk about a ton of things including films and books. They exchange their favourite novel and agrees to read it. Augustus gives Hazel ‘Prince Of Dawn’ and Hazel proposes ‘An Imperial Affliction’, a novel about a malignant growth stricken young lady Anna. Augustus reads the story and is disappointed as the story is incomplete. Subsequent to battling a ton they meet Peter Van Houten, the writer of the book. However, they are stunned by the horrifying conduct of him towards youngsters and the story goes on.
My favourite character in the book is Hazels mother. She is sincerely solid and kind lady. It was she who enrolled Hazel to Cancer Support Group to cause her to mingle. She wants to be with Hazel all the time with an end goal to make her life additionally satisfying and fun. John Green takes you on a journey both awful and wonderful. He shows the significance of family and wellbeing. The characters are so genuine and wonderful that the reader will feel an extraordinary association with them. TFIOS is brimming with light and wealthy in feelings. It additionally teaches you to be glad even in the haziest circumstances.
Some of my favourite quotes from the book are ;
‘My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellation’
‘Some infinities are bigger than other infinities’
‘That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt’ &
“Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
Based on the book, a Hollywood movie with the same name was released on 2014 starred by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in main roles. Later in 2020, ‘Dil Bechera’ a bollywood movie was made based on the same starred by Sushanth Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in lead roles.
Each word, each sentence of this book is mystically woven. I would recommend
this book to all readers as it will remain in the core of them until the end of
time. You will not regret picking up this book,for sure.
My rating : 4.5 stars
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