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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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challenging dark emotional funny lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I cried really hard. Revisiting this book (one of the first books I read in elementary school) was a really emotional experience that I'm glad I had. This book starts out kinda intentionally cringy, Hazel was very isolated and had this sense of superiority over everyone that was funny to read, knowing I have been this person before because of my own illnesses, and sometimes continue to be like that. (Although I have toned it down, to the relief of everyone I love) Then John Green decided to assault my feelings with the loveable characters, frustrating issues in their lives, and eventual loss that we as the readers grieve over as well. It was a tough read but not in a bad way, and I stayed up for a whole night to finish it, something I haven't done in years. Thanks John Green for messing up the sleep schedule I have worked hard to fix. This book is a modern classic and I'm glad I can say I have read it.

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