Article by Meredith Phipps, On The Edge Student Reporter Edgewood Middle School
We’ve all heard of classic books such as To Kill a Mockingbird and A Tale of two Cities, but once in a blue moon, a book is written in our time that can only be compared to the works of Harper Lee and Charles Dickens. John Green has managed to write a modern classic that will be found on the nightstands of teen and adults alike for generations to come. This is my personal review of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars.
The Fault in our Stars is a timeless love story with a modern twist. Seventeen-year-old Hazel was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 12. She lived her life trying to distance herself from the people she loved, hoping to slowly prepare them for her death, a fact which she always saw as unpreventable. At 17, her careful, quiet life is changed along with her plans to pull away from everyone and everything when she meets Augustus Waters, a survivor of bone cancer, at a support group.
John Green’s unique writing style manages to turn this tragic tale into an enjoyable, humorous, touching, unique and realistic experience for the reader. The book is laced with profound thoughts and quotes that are typical of John Green’s style. The Fault in our Stars will have readers laughing out loud, staying up all night to finish, and sobbing all at once. While love stories are often avoided by boys, John Green’s monumental style is captivating for all audiences.
The book has recently been made into a motion picture, and will be released on Friday, June 6. It is predicted to be as well received as The Hunger Games and Divergent. The movie stars Divergent‘s Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. It will be shown at North Pointe Cinema.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the 1 million people who have read and loved The Fault in our Stars. If you read it fast enough, you can even be “that person” on Friday, June 6, proudly announcing that you liked the book before it was a movie.
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