By: John Green
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Length: 313 pages
The Fault in Our Stars is an emotional book about a sixteen-year-old girl named Hazel with a severe case of cancer. She is convinced that she is going to die soon, because she most likely will, so she has begun to give up on life. In the book, Hazel meets a boy named Augustus (Gus) who used to also have cancer. She falls in love with him, and they go on a huge adventure, as Hazel begins to love living again.
I loved this book. It gave me an idea of what it was like to have a chronic illness, and the emotional burden that comes with it. Although I, like many others, don’t usually like romance novels, I really enjoyed this book, as it was an example of the powers of friendship and love. After reading this story, I felt deeply moved, and I understood the fact that everyone deserves to have an amazing life, no matter how short or long.
Reviewed by Megan, 2025