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I'm just a girl who loves reading more than life itself. A day without a book is a day gone wrong, in my opinion :) Looking forward to meeting new people, talking to them about books and spreading the bookish love!

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

if you don’t want to have your heart broken and shattered to million pieces, your eyes swollen with tears and your throat choking down in sadness, do not read this book. But other than that, this is a great book.

I knew a person who lost a family member to cancer, after a long battle. He was my best friend. He stopped being my best friend after that; he changed, became someone I didn’t know, someone I couldn’t remain near, or I was in serious danger of breaking apart and losing my mind, maybe even hurting myself. 

So, I may not know how it feels to lose someone directly to cancer (and I pray every day I never will), but I do know how it feels to lose someone to cancer, because I lost him. That’s why, this book scared me. Scared me shitless (forgive my language).

 

I wasn’t sure I was ready to read it, to read of cancer, to live it through the book and to lose people through the book, because in a book about cancer, you can’t expect everyone to be fine and happy. You know whatever Happily-Ever-After you’ll get—if you get it—will not be perfect. It will not be forever, because even if the character doesn’t die in the time span of the book, she’ll die after. And at least for me, who get sucked into books, that matters.

 

But when I found it on a shelf in a bookstore, I decided to get it, as so many friends of mine read and loved it, and I simply had to know what all the hype is about. I even started it the very same day, before I could chicken out.

This book was filled with good surprises and bad surprises; Most of the book wasunbelievably funny, which is about the last thing I expected. I thought more along the lines of “sad and depressing” (and there was plenty of that, but even more hilarious moments).

And the characters were stunning.

And the heartbreak came from an unexpected direction, and the ending did nothing to help that.

 

But, let’s rewind a little bit and start again…

 

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