Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books – an imprint of Penguin
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Genres: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Format: Purchased Paperback
Everyone’s heard of this book by now, right? “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is a book about a girl named Hazel who has lung cancer, and a boy named Gus (Augustus Waters) who is in remission from cancer. The book, itself, doesn’t solely focus on the fact that they have/had cancer, though, rather it’s told from Hazel’s point of view as she and Gus fall in love over their short time together.
So, pretty much this book is amazing. As it is my first John Green book I am highly attached to it, and the only real problem I had with it was the language these teenagers used throughout the book. Like, seriously, no teenager talks like that. Other than that, I thought the book was fantastic, riveting, exciting, fast paced, and just overall wonderful. I read it in just seven hours, with a break in between those hours because I had to work. I never read books that fast unless I’m completely sucked into it, and this book was definitely one to do just that.
I rate the book 5/5 stars.
Now, the movie. There was a lot of anticipation for this movie. Everywhere on tumblr, especially, there were waves of fandom that continually came through saying how excited everyone was for this movie and that they all hoped it lived up to their expectations of what the book held for them.
Well, I saw the movie and I cried like a big baby along with the rest of the theater.
I didn’t necessarily cry with the book. Don’t get me wrong, there were many feels to be had when I read the book, and I even got choked up toward the end of it, but I think that seeing the book come to life and portrayed as well as it was just ripped my heart out.
The movie was just as fantastic and riveting as the book, and it was the truest book-to-movie adaptation I have ever seen. There was literally only one scene that I could pick out that was different from the book, and that was the scene right before Hazel, Gus, and Hazel’s mom leave for Amsterdam. Other than that, I thought that the movie did a phenomenal job of representing the book in all of its glory.
I rate the movie 5/5 stars.
Accompanying video: TFIOS Book & Movie Review
So, what did you think of the book and movie? Did you feel there was anything wrong with it or that things could have been added or changed around in the movie? Let me know in the comments!