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The fault is... in the dialogue,
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This review is from: The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
I had high hopes for this book given the media praise and the Amazon reviews. The story line had me instantly hooked. Then came the pretentious dialogue, which would have been cloyingly obnoxious in adults. But in adolescents (I have two) it completely distracted me from an otherwise great premise. The two protagonists seemed to constantly want to one-up each other with their clever witticisms, literary allusions and world insights. It got so bad I quit reading. Really too bad given the importance of the topic and the track record of the author.