Evan Recommends THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

FaultThe Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Recommended by Evan Perez

“I like my choices, I hope she likes hers,” and I hope you like the choice of reading The Fault In Our Stars By John Green. It follows a teenager who deals with the struggles of battling cancer, and falling in love at the same time. I was in a trance while reading this book. My eyes were glued to the pages. This novel contains themes of pain, love, loss, and has messages that anyone can relate to.

This novel starts with Hazel Grace Lancaster, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was thirteen years old. Now seventeen, her mother decides that she is depressed and asks her to go to a support group to make friends. Then one Wednesday, Hazel argues with her mother about going to support group, but she finally caves in to going. There, she meets Augustus Waters. When support group is over that night, Augustus asks Hazel to go watch a movie with him. That’s where their love story begins.

The main reason I like this book is because of the way the author writes everything so amazingly. Not necessarily because of the themes, but because John Green wrote a dark, depressed, beautiful, happy novel that’s very easy and casual to read. His word choice if fantastic and he chose such a great character to tell the story. His writing has a very quiet and calm tone. An example of Greens writing style is, “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed. Presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a lot of my abundant free time to thinking about death.”

The fault In Our Stars is also a great choice because it keeps your attention and you will not be able to put it down. First of all, it’s a love story and you know that in a love story, the characters can’t just live happily ever after: there needs to be a large amount of pain and suffering. It also kept me locked in because it centered around three teenagers who are dealing with cancer. You know something big will happen. You learn to care about the characters and wonder about what’s going to happen to them.

In the end, The Fault In Our Stars is a very well written book with great characters and fantastic themes and messages that everyone can relate to and agree with. So right now, go to wherever you find books and get The Fault In Our Stars by John Green! Okay? Okay.

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 Several of Evan’s classmates have also allowed us to publish reviews of what they’re currently reading.  And for recommendations from kids of all ages, check out our Kids Recommend section.

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