Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Today I finished a book written by John Green called The Fault In Our Stars. I was never a good story teller so I'm not going to narrate this book (you can check the synopsis here). Being a bookworm, I've read so many books in the past that have affected me one way or another. But TFIOS is different. It made me look at things a little differently. Somehow, it made me notice things I ignored before. I am a sentimental reader, no doubt. But TFIOS contains so many insights on random things and about life in general that although it is a work of fiction, you can't help put yourself in the characters' shoes and question the things she question or realize all her realizations or feel all the emotion that she experiences. A book that contains bittersweet realities combined with a heart wrenching love story written by an author with acclaimed writing skills is a no fail book. Most of the time I am lost for the right adjectives to describe the book so I won't torture and wrack my brain for a word to fit this one. Just like what one of the characters, Augustus, said: My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations. But this is the kind of book that you put right beside your pillow or the one with highlighted phrases and quotes that you live by or simply just the old, used book you'll want to pass onto your  future sons and daughters.

Warning though, it's a depressing book and it involves a deep and painful topic which I know some people do not prefer as a genre. But I find joy in reading books in this genre. It's not about what was left of/to the characters in the ending but what has become of them through the journey of the story. I have found my new favorite author in John Green!!!

Love, Paola <3>

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