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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green Review



The Fault In Our Stars. First thing is if I were within the age group of this targeted readership I'd think it was the best book I'd ever read. My heart would swell, swell and more swelling till it shattered into a million pieces and I'd be on a bus somewhere weeping, sniffing and crying my eyes out.

But I'm not.

I'm very over the targeted age group by at least ten years. So as a writer it just seems John Green has taken the romance genre, typical roles and switched them with a tingle of reality. He's also made a instant sympathy background using the subject matter. It's a brave bold choice and he pulls no punches but goes for what he thinks it truth. And it works.

It's a standard romance between Hazel and Augustus (Gus) with a fairly predicaable but unpredictable twist given the backdrop. It's nice, sweet and teary.  John Green may become the Nicholas Sparks of YA romance. 

However if you old hand at reading romances, you'd recognise of the cliches, patterns and structure. You'd also recognised how he uses short hand situations to get you crying but even still ENJOY, WEEP and have a great READ.




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