The Fault in our Stars is not a “feel good” story. It doesn’t leave you all warm and cozy, but instead sort of numb. That being said, it’s a beautiful story about all the victims of cancer – from the dying, to the survivors to those who are left behind when someone passes away. Green is unapologetically honest about the facets of this disease and how it affects those victims including how unfair cancer can be. In the words of Augustus: “The world is not a wish granting factory.” 5 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone from 13 to 99 who is mature enough to handle the subjects of mortality and first love and isn’t prone to acute bouts depression.
This book is linked with the post “The Fault in our Stars by John Green –The world is not a wish-granting factory”.