JOHN GREEN , the first author who I googled after reading the book , the first author who made me cry and laugh simultaneously throughout the book, the first who made me run to the nearest bookstore for buying more books ( written by him of course), the first author who made me look at life from a different angle, the first author who urged me to drop all the tension and believe in living today , the first who I wanted to reach by email( though I never got the guts to drop a email) .
NOW ABOUT THE BOOK – a very short description…..
Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace met the first time in Literal Heart of Jesus, they had this extraordinary chemistry since the start, they were made for each other. It was love at first sight. You know I heard this somewhere or read it maybe ,
” If you love someone , then the way you speak their name is different , its like you cherish their name and want to keep it safe ”
Augustus Waters always had a cigarette between his lips, he never lit it, when asked why , he said that he puts the killing thing in his mouth but doesn’t give it the power to kill him. I fell in love with him then.
Perfection Stands Still While Mortals Walk Past.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. Augustus lived in present, he and Hazel both, even suffering from life threatening diseases were so vivacious and full of energy that a healthy person failed in comparison to them. I loved them. No book made me want to get inside the pages and hug the characters so badly and tightly that I leave my handprints on them , it did frequently.
a small excerpt from the fault in our stars ,
Me: “Good observation, Gus. This food, while delicious, does not taste like Oranjee.”
My mom: “Hazel.”
Gus: “It tastes like . . .”
Gus: “Yes, precisely. It tastes like food, excellently prepared. But it does not taste, how do I put this delicately . . . ?”
Me: “It does not taste like God Himself cooked heaven into a series of five dishes which were then served to you accompanied by several luminous balls of fermented, bubbly plasma while actual and literal flower petals floated down all around your canal-side dinner table.”
Gus: “Nicely phrased.”
Gus’s father: “Our children are weird.”
My dad: “Nicely phrased.”
Also to the general people who are reading my review and who are not fans of John Green or don’t like this book , please don’t criticize about this book in comments , a small request. We all have the freedom of speech and so the freedom to read, so to the criticizers,
” IF YOU DON’T LIKE A BOOK , DON’T READ IT , THE AUTHOR ISN’T DYING TO KNOW YOUR VIEW ABOUT HIS/HER BOOK. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF BOOK IN MANY LANGUAGES, READ THEM , IF YOU DON’T LIKE THEM , GO AHEAD START ANOTHER ONE .TRY TO STOP BEING A HATER. PLEASE .”