Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bookanistas: The Fault In Our Stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
It's no secret that I am an unapologetic John Green fangirl. I never miss an opportunity to tell anyone who will listen how much I love pretty much anything he does. Books, videos, existing...I love it all. My 4th period class has even taken to calling me Mrs. Green because I gush about him so often. 
I knew I would love his newest release, and I didn't even have that flash of worry that I usually have when a favorite author of mine releases a new book. You know that worry...what if I don't love it? What if it's not that good? What if it lets me down? I've had that worry before. But I didn't have it with this one. Not even for a second. THAT'S HOW MUCH I BELIEVE IN YOU, JOHN GREEN. 
The crazy thing is, this book was even better than I thought it would be. And I went in with sky-high expectations. It was everything I had hoped for from a John Green novel, and even more that I didn't expect. It was funny, it was honest, it was horribly sad, and it was achingly real. I was sad that I wasn't reading my own copy* because I wanted so badly to highlight the passages that made me laugh out loud and the parts that moved me to tears. There were a lot of both of these parts. 
There isn't much to say about this book that hasn't already been said. I just wanted to throw my love out there with the rest of the love and make a big love stew. This book will make you laugh and cry and love and hope. And it will make you love John Green even more than you already did. (Something I didn't even think was possible.)

*I'm getting my own copy tonight at his LA signing. Anyone else going to be there?

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to today...

Christine Fonseca  brings you a special Guestanista review of SPRINKLES AND SECRETS
Shannon Messenger delights in DEAD TO YOU – with giveaway
Beth Revis interviews TEMPEST author Julie Cross – with giveaway
Jessi Kirby takes a shine to the SURRENDER and new POSSESSSION covers
Stasia Ward Kehoe adores IN HONOR
Jen Hayley gushes over THE GIRL WHO LOVED A CITY
Veronica Rossi  is crazy for INCARNATE
Nikki Katz marvels at A MILLION SUNS
Gennifer Albin   is on fire over CINDER
Tracy Banghart  is all about THE OTHER LIFE
Jessica Love wonders at THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Hilary Wagner mourns over THE DEATH OF YORIK MORTWELL -- with giveaway

17 comments:

  1. I still don't understand how he could've exceeded my expectations, considering how high they were. This is a fantastic book.

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    1. I know! I didn't think it was possible.

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  2. Confession: I have never read anything by John Green. But it's obvious that I absolutely MUST.

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    1. YES! Fix that right away! He's amazing.

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  3. I haven't read it yet, but I intend to soon.

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  4. I keep eyeing this one at the store. I think I will pick it up this week!

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    1. Get one now while the signed ones are still in circulation! :-)

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  5. There's a lot of buzz about Mr. Green's book. I just read a blog where a lady met him after waiting in line with 800 other people. He told her that she looked really young and stuff and she said it made her excited.

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  6. I'm so excited to read this!! It's next on my list. :)

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    1. YAY! I hope you love it as much as I did.

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  7. Yay for your first Bookanista review! I loved TFIOS too... I thought Hazel was absolutely adorable, and she made me laugh out loud! Can't wait to hear John Green speak on Monday!

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    1. I know...I can't believe I laughed so much reading such a sad book. That's how you know it's good.

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  8. I completely agree with TFiOS exceeding ridiculously high expectations. I saw him the night it hit #1 on the NYT, and the atmosphere was electric. I can't wait for your recap post. I am just in awe of him.

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