The Fault In Our Stars

Hannah McGerty, Columnist

When some hear the name John Green, they think of a hilarious Youtube star of web-series ‘Crash Course.’ Others will think of him as a great author. Green is indeed both of these. He is most definitely easy going and joyful when it comes to being on camera but it seems that whenever he writes, his more sensitive side shows through.

I recently read the book The Fault In Our Stars, and have to say that it is probably one of the best books that I have ever read. Dont worry, I won’t give anything away. The main character, Hazel, is diagnosed with a terminal cancer and is being forced to go to a support group. There she meets Augustus “Gus” Waters, who was also a victim of life’s many tragedies. An instant connection is sparked between them as they bond over their mutual love of books and metaphors. There are of course ups and downs in a relationship where one of them will have (in Hazel’s words) “crap lungs forever.” This novel, although romantic and dramatic, also got me laughing quite a few times.

“One doesn’t like to throw around phrases like “instant classic” lightly, but I can see The Fault in Our Stars taking its place alongside Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret in the young-adult canon. Green’s book is also a good example of why so many adult readers are turning to young-adult literature for the pleasures and consolations they used to get from conventional literary fiction,” says Time.

Green never ceases to amaze the public eye with everything he writes. Overall, I give The Fault In Our Stars 5 stars and beyond.