Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars Review

Happy Thursday!! Rebecca let me guest post (!!!) over at Getting to the Show and if you wanted to read it, it's about food. And my post today is about books. 2 of my fave things y'all!

my fave thing about this is you can see his accent. 
I started this book on Monday morning before work (as you do) and finished it before 9pm that night. I will try not to include spoilers.

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I had seen the trailer, I knew kind of what the story would be like. And I am a crier. Like, hallmark cards make me cry. So I knew this book would get to me. What I couldn't comprehend was how it got to me in other ways. I haven't read any of John Green's other books, never even heard of him before. This book used a lot of big words I didn't understand, I'm not half as smart as the dumbest character in this book. But seriously, this book was SO FREAKING WELL WRITTEN, I can't even.


It is sad, but of course a book about kids with cancer is going to be sad. But I laughed, I laughed so many times. This book was so well written! I normally keep my books to myself, sometimes telling KC how I feel about a book once I have finished - but this book, I kept interrupting his video game playing to read lines from the book.

I kind of suspected what was going to happen, so I wasn't shocked, but I still hoped for a magic turn around. I'm soppy like that. I still think it ended much better than this book, or this book. Hell, it ended better than a lot of books.

Something I will briefly touch on - lots of people on Amazon seem to be mad that the teenagers don't talk like teenagers, and like I said - they use lots of big words and seem way smarter than I will be at 50, let alone 16. But who gives a flying toot? Not me. I don't want to read about teenagers that talk like teenagers. I want something that opens my mind, my imagination, my dictionary.

It was honestly, seriously, a very well written good book. It has been so long since I have thoroughly enjoyed a book. I 100000% recommend this book, but buy a box a tissues first.



Seriously, go now. Please. Buy here. That is not an affiliate link. I really want you to read it.

43 comments:

  1. I read it a couple of weeks ago and loved it! I could hardly put it down. x

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  2. So you're telling me you're going to make me (indirectly) cry again?

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  3. I've been wanting to read this book for forever and this didn't help lol I agree with you though, who wants to read about teenagers talking like horrible teenagers? Not this girl

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  4. I've been really wanting to read it but after reading your review I really really want to now!

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  5. I finished this book last night and I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. I had heard people rant and rave over it so much that I think I built it up in my head. I loved, loved, loved the way it was written and the author's humor and sarcasm. But the love story just didn't grip me. Maybe I've read too many Nicholas Sparks books and like the long, drawn out, descriptive love stories. I still enjoyed it!

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  6. I've never read his books before and the trailer for the movie gets me every single time - like crying like a crazy person - not sure what I would be like if I read the book - but I'm interested!!

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  7. ok welp going to read Rebecca's blog for your guest post then reading the fault in our stars next. think i can get away with reading a book at work?

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  8. Loved this book! I am a little worried that I won't like the movie though and my husband refuses to see it because he hates Shailene Woodley haha

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  9. Loved this review! You're slowly convincing me to read it :)

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  10. I am all over this, I want to read this book whoa bad. I also love that you used a Hiddles photo RIGHT off the bat in this post. Swwoooonnn.

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  11. I wholeheartedly agree with your review! It's so well written. I was so surprised that the first time I sat down with it I laughed so much. Then my expectation as to where the story was heading got completely turned on its head! So good! And like you said I didn't mind the speech of the teens, I thought their voices were great! :)

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  12. I love that Belle gif, way too cute!

    I've heard of this book, alot it seems. I might give it a try.

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  13. This makes me excited to read it! Also, still kinda bitter about how Divergent ended. So uncalled for!

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  14. Ahhh okay so I definitely have to finally get to this one. Especially before the movie is out and I can only picture the characters as the actors, haha. I'm honestly so terrified of how sobby I'm going to be reading it though. But what's the point of reading if not to become emotionally invested? Thanks for this review! {and for no spoilers :)}

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  15. That is exactly how I feel about Francine Rivers' books!! I can totally relate!!

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  16. You used a Belle gif... you are truly my new best friend ;)

    PS - I thought the same thing, you can see his accent! I now want to speak British.

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  17. So right about the box of tissues....... hysterically cried at the end. And for those Amazon reviewers... I think John Green hit the nail on the head with his writing. I would assume that most teenagers with a terminal illness are around doctors,parents, and adults far more often than kids their own ages and would adapt a larger vocabulary. I will get off my soap box now and agree that this is a wonderful story, worthy of reading! Great review!

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  18. I cried the ugly cries when I read this. And I warn EVERYONE who wants to read it about the crying. But such a good, good book and I'm breaking my no book to movie rule for it. I also kind of have a little crush on John Green.

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  19. I've been wanting to pick this book up, thanks for sharing the review!

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  20. I totally need to read this. I cry while reading Hallmark cards too..so I will buy two boxes of tissues!

    I am reading Attachments (Rainbow Roswell) right now....and it is light and hilarious...you should try it out if you need something to not make you cry. Or at least, I have half way through and haven't cried yet...but laughed quite a few time!

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  21. I seriously cannot wait to read this book!

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  22. I keep meaning to read this book! I hadn't heard of it until the movie came out but I've hearing nothing but AMAZING things about it!!!

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  23. Ugh as we discussed yesterday I don't know if I can do sad hahaha!! Sounds like an amazing book though! Glad you enjoyed it! I need to start reading more!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. I am not a reader, but occasionally I will read a good book haha. I really do think I will read this one :)

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  25. such a perfect book. can't wait for the movie! although to be honest i am not sold on the cast

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  26. This is on my to-read list which has 234 books on it. I am moving it closer to the top! ;)

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  27. This is the FIRST book I plan to read in almost a year ha (due to work, sadly!!). So yes, you sold me.

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  28. I've been wanting to read this book. I think I'll get it to read for next month. I keep hearing really good things about it. I have 50 books I want to read right now but, I'll have to move this one to the top of my list.

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  29. Alright, this might be it. I've said to myseld 100 times over the past fews that I need to just read this book already and see what all the hype is about. I've heard so many good things about it. I think you've convinced me to just buy it already :)

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  30. OMG I didn't even know there was a movie trailer!!! I must go find this now! It was such an easy read so glad I read it even though it was so sad!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  31. I LOVED THAT BOOK TOO! so awesome. Great writer.

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  32. I can't wait to read it! I'm hoping on a plane tomorrow and need something to read. Thanks for the review. Also, Beauty & the Beast is one of my all time favourite kid movies, I want her library room with the moving ladder.

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  33. The fault in our stars is amazing! Actually all of his books are! They are very very very good reads!

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  34. Im reading the swimmers assistant written by a blogger http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/ right now but this book is next on my list!

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  35. oh my gosh you totally can tell his accent!!! i want to see the movie but i am afraid it will make me cry. post baby i cry at literally everything it is rather embarrassing

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  36. I need to check this out! You've convinced me!

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  37. Ugh I feel like I am going to ugly cry for sure!

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  38. Every single time I'm at Target I think about buying this book! I'll definitely read it! I'm not sure I'm ready for the whole crying thing, though, because you can rest assured I'll bawl my eyes out. I cry even on happy parts in books, so you can bet your bottom dollar I'll cry on sad books! haha!

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  39. Aww Im going to kindle buy this NOW! I am not an emotional girl generally but some books just get to me and this sounds like one!

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  40. Thanks for a great review. This will be great for summer reading!

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  41. Glad you like it! I'm such an emotional person as well, and this one for sure got me! I have pretty much swore of Nicholas Sparks books for that very reason.

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  42. I started reading this book the other day and am already half way through it! I love it! I wish I could hurry up and finish it!

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