Title: The Fault in our stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2012
Source: Signed copy from book Depository
I knew from other reviews that this was going to be a sad story. After all, it is the story of Hazel Grace and Agustus, two teenagers that have cancer. Although I knew it was going to be sad, I did not stop to think that it would teach me some new things about life. Their story will give you a very clear picture of what it must be like for families with a loved one suffering from cancer. It is even more tragic when that person is young and in love and should be enjoying life to the fullest. There were times when this story just seemed too real and I could not control my sobs, so make sure that you keep those kleenex handy. I think that John Green did a wonderful job witing this book. Even though it is a work of fiction, it did not feel like fiction, in fact it might have just seemed too real.
"I'm in love with you", he said quietly.
"Agustus," I said.
"I am," he said. he was staring at me, and i could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you."