‘Okay… Okay’! But when the book ended it left me with a twinkle in the eye and a smile that spoke a lot more than it usually does. ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ by ‘John Green’ is full of emotions, it gives a lay-reader an inside into the life of a cancer patient; the thoughts, the experiences and the feeling of being a grenade (someone who will explode any time leaving a gaping hole in the life of everyone who knows you!) is something that stays with you for a long time.
The book is the story of Hazel Grace a 16 year old battling cancer and her journey of meeting Augustus Waters, a 17 year old and how he changes her life forever. I do intend to review it, but give out no spoilers; you need to experience those stinging tears, those ‘I am smiling silly’ love moments, those bitter truths about being a grenade or the experiences shared and felt by a cancer patients kin and then only can you understand how Augustus and Hazel will become a part of you somewhere down the line – for infinity… for forever!
It’s a simple book, with simple words and there is no complication in the narration you can relate to it at 16 as much as you can at 40 and enjoy it equally at any age. When such simplicity has the magic to touch you and leave an impact I guess that’s when we do realize that the entire process of getting lost in the world created by your fiction writer is so essential and enjoyable, making us wonder at the foolishness of those mere mortals who refuse to indulge into reading.
Read it to know exactly why it is so essential to do so… Just go and Read it!
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