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Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.This has never been more true as I'm sitting on my bed at 5am trying to figure out how to string letters together to form my review of this book.It's ever so hard to review a book that has been read by so many people, received so much praise and basically has it's own crazy following because I feel like everything that is going to be in this review has somehow been said more eloquently in some other review already. But well, I have this urge to do it anyway.As you can tell from the five star review that I adored this book. I loved all 26 letters of the alphabet that was strung together by the genius who is John Green.When we are dealing with such a sombre topic as cancer, it seems pretty formulaic to write a romance and have people bawl their eyes out just by default. But The Fault in our Stars never once felt that way to me. Yes, Hazel and Gus are totally wise beyond their years but they never felt pretentious to me. From the moment they met and had their very first conversation, I fell in love with them and their ability to find humour in their own illness. The plot was honestly nothing to rave about but the characters, and I don't just mean Hazel and Gus although they are the main reason, made this book and this story. I was so emotionally invested and I felt things that I can't possibly describe in words and that is the reason why I'm giving this a 5 star rating.Oh right, that and the beautiful writing (sometimes so beautiful that you don't really know what it means but you love how the sound of the words just roll off the tip of your tongue anyway). The reductive take away from this review? I'm a romantic sap and I need a life.But in the meantime, let me continue on the great search for more 5 star reads like Fault and swooning over fictional characters. PS. My favourite quote in the book."As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."PPS. Also, this song.