The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Note: This post is very late in coming...I read this book right when it was released, but for many reasons, put off posting about it until now. I just couldn't seem to be able to write what I wanted to say about this book. Enough time has passed though, that I think my words are good enough, maybe even...okay.

When I was a kid, it seemed like it was so simple to find books to call my favorites...probably every other week I would have a new favorite book or author or series to add to my all-time list.

As I've gotten older, the list itself has shortened, not because I no longer like some of the titles, but because they were, at that particular point in time, absolutely wonderful... Now I know there is a difference between books that were my favorites...and books that will always be my favorites.

I haven't read anything in quite awhile that deserved the honor of making my shortlist; lots of good, some great, but nothing that resonated.

And then there came The Fault in Our Stars.

I had read a few John Green books previously, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns...all pretty good, but I never felt that sense of urgency to rush out and buy any of his newest titles. I had been "aware", I guess you could say, of TFIOS for a few months before I finally picked it up at the library. And lo and behold, John Green was born again for me.

There's so very little I want to say about this book, and I believe that is in direct proportion to the amount of love I have for it. Sometimes words can form impressions prematurely, and this is a story that must be experienced individually, preferably with as little preparation or influence as possible.

So, go! Buy it, read it, maybe you'll love it as much as I do.

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