The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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Anyone read this? I’m about to start it.

I’ve only managed to read one book so far this year – not good! (That was The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Loved it). I’ve been trying to read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson for about two months now and I just CANNOT get into it for some reason! So I figured I’d try another book for a while then maybe come back to it.

I keep seeing John Green books in the young adult fiction section and they all sound like my type of thing. So I figured I’d start with The Fault In Our Stars to see if I like his stuff. Anyone else read any of his books?

19 thoughts on “The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  1. I haven’t, but the title looks SO familiar, and I just can’t put my finger on why. As for books, I really liked “Let the Right One In,” but it’s super gory, so I don’t know if that’s your thing. It’s really dark. I haven’t read Perks of Being a Wallflower, yet. I feel like I’m SO behind on my reading… *le sigh*

      • Will you think less of me if I watch the movie first? (Keep in mind that I have a 9.5 month old, so quiet reading time is somewhat tough to come by…)

      • Of course not, since I saw the movie first too. Lol! πŸ˜‰ The author actually made the movie too so it’s THE most faithful adaptation I’ve ever seen, I think. And I think it’s one of the rare occasions where I slightly preferred the movie, actually (great soundtrack including a David Bowie song I love helped). πŸ™‚

      • I’m convinced! But yeah, the book version of LtROI is sorta different from the movie, but it does EXPLAIN parts of the movie that you won’t even realize you had questions about, until you read it and you’re like, “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH. THAAAAAAAAAAT’S what the director was trying to say…” and then I became obsessed and read analysis online. Because I do that with books I love.

      • Yeah, the movie was excellent. They made an American version, and it was just…. It was bad. I couldn’t watch it. I think I made it 15 minutes through on Netflix, and I had to tap-out. The original is so good though.

    • Have you seen the movie? I LOVED the movie. Actually read the book AFTER seeing the movie, which I hate doing. Both are great and worth your time but I’ve never seen a movie SO closely follow the book (since the writer also made the movie). So it was nice seeing a faithful adaptation for a change!

    • Thanks! Good to hear more positive feedback. I’ll try to review it when I finish. Or you review it when you read it & I’ll read your review! (I’m a slow reader – you’ll probably finish it first). πŸ™‚

      • haha! I still don’t own the book yet. I have about 5-8 books that are sitting on my shelf to be finished before that..so you have to finish it before that πŸ˜‰ I’m in snail pace reading these days πŸ™‚

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