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Green triumphs in TFiOS,
This review is from: The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
In The Fault in Our Stars, author John Green tackles the major questions of existence with humor, honesty, and grace. The narrator (Hazel) is dealing with a terminal form of cancer and yet this is not a story about dying but rather a story about truly living. Through the lives of the two main characters Green shows us that we are all in fact terminal, but that we largely decide how to spend our brief moments of life. Most lives are not triumphs or tragedies purely, but they are filled with moments of both.
I would heartily recommend this novel to a wide audience far beyond the Young Adult crowd. Personally, I became aware of Green through his YouTube efforts and eagerly awaited this book. My only regret is that I read it at one sitting, but I simply could not put it down. A masterful, coming-of-age story. Wonderful and poignant. Laughter and tears. I will definitely be passing this book on to the readers in my life.