Guest Blogger: Ali, Grade 10
Setting(Time): modern day
Setting (Place): Indianapolis/ Amsterdam
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 Stars
I rated The Fault in Our Stars with five stars because I truly enjoyed the book. I believe that it was well written and it took a devastating story and created a powerful book.
Hazel Grace Lancaster, is a young teen diagnosed with terminal cancer, meets Augustus Waters in support group. As the book progresses they fall in love. After reading a book, Hazel finds that the ending of the book is missing. To meet the author Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam for the first time. Upon returning home from Amsterdam, Agustus health begins to decrease and Hazel and Augustus realize that there is a possibility that their time together is limited, and therefore they make the best of it.
“That’s what I believe. I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it- or my observation of it- is temporary...” pg 223
People ages 13-20 would enjoy this book because they can relate to growing up and figuring out life. Although some parts are unrelatable, people that age can empathise with the characters. I feel that others should read this novel because it is based on a true story and it shows what others go through. Also, the book provides many lessons, live one's life to the fullest.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten