The fault in our starts

Genre: Teen romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SPOILER ALERT!!! The book used the word metaphor so much I almost fainted from the symbolic use of it. 😂

The fault in our stars is a big emotional blackmail and a crazy tear-jerker.

The fault in our stars by John Green
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The fault in our stars has to be the first John Green book I’ve read. A 2012 romance novel. I was forced to read this book simply because I feared the movie wouldn’t do justice to the book, just like “AFTER” ugh! I wish it never evolved into a film.


Book Description of The Fault in our stars 

The fault in our stars tells us about Hazel Grace, who suffers from stage four lung cancer. She meets Augustus Waters who also, has bone cancer (osteosarcoma), at a cancer support group and their love story, or should I say, love life, begins as they travel to Amsterdam to meet the author of Hazel’s favourite book.

My thoughts are stars; I cannot fathom constellation.

The fault in our stars.

I do love how the book was narrated through Hazel’s POV, although, in the book, it was specified that Hazel was 16. She didn’t come off as a 16y/o. Her vocabulary, her thoughts and actions towards death and cancer were something a youth or an adult would say or do.

Besides, she was far too unenthusiastic about the cancer support group for a teenager. And like all sickly romance stories. The idea is Hazel leads to a boring life till a “boy” shows up and makes it better.


Every character in the fault in our stars was portrayed as vital. Believe me; you’d have to be strong knowing you’d get blind soon or just knowing you’d die any day. Augustus holding a pre-funeral for himself just had to be the highlight of it all. This has to be the most captivating book I’ve read. It was hard to drop it after I picked it up. In as much as I want to give my two cents on the cancer narrative, all I can say is this book was an insightful one, taking us through the pains and whatnots of people with cancer.

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The vocabularies in the book were top-notch. You should see me flipping my dictionary eagerly to follow up the story. It was just silly to get to the end of the book to find some words that were just fictional. So what? Phalanxinfor doesn’t exist 😑 someone better add that word to the dictionary ASAP.

The fault in our stars book cover

I’m ashamed the fault in our stars took me two days to complete because it’s not lengthy, but every time I flipped a page, river Jordan flowed, and you can imagine how unorganized you can be for an hour after that. Moreover, there were times they talked about the AIA book (An imperial affliction) for so long, and I’m like, flip, flip, let’s get to the crying part please.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.

Augustus Waters

Most people who have either watched the movie or read the fault in our stars do not know the meaning of the title. The title comes from the quote, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, for we are underlings. ” – Julius Caesar by Williams Shakespeare. The title simply means the fault was in Hazel and Augustus’s stars.

I’ve read similar books like this, and it’s sad that the male protagonist gets to die everytime. This book is a 2012 book and in as much as I want to criticize it for the same old narrative, I can’t because John Green sold the story well and it must have been the one of the firsts of the narrative.

You can get this book on amazon, Goodreads and PDF drive. 



  1. This is a teen romance book that hits differently especially for someone that hates reading romance. The movie does no justice to the things my imagination actually pictured sha

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