Snagged @ The Library Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Posted September 22, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews, Snagged @ The Library / 19 Comments

Snagged @ The Library Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenSource: Library Borrowed

Format: Paperback

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Date Read: September 2014

Genre: Contemporary, YA

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

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Publisher: Dutton

Snagged at the Library Review


JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.

Read for Fun (Library)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.75

Read It File It (short review): I believe that The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is one that I should have read before seeing the movie. I think knowing what happened changed my “reading” experience. That said, I would recommend it to people (young, old, and everyone in between). The story is one that I think can spur important conversations among young people and that is truly the best mark any book can have on the world.
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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
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19 responses to “Snagged @ The Library Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  1. I’ve noticed most people love this book, but it just didn’t interest me. Probably because I’ve moved away from Contemporary. I like some fantasy or paranormal in most of my reads. 🙂

  2. When I gave this book 3 stars, I knew I was in the minority. There are many reasons why it didn’t dazzle me, but mainly, it was because all of the characters spoke the same way and sounded incredibly older than their years. I would have liked to have seen some diversity amongst them. It was acerbic wit overload!

    • I just finished another book by him (thinking I would be as “wow’d” as everyone else with his writing) and it was pretty much the same. I wasn’t “in love” with it either. I do like that his books get teenagers talking and discussing things. I guess I can live with the John Green effect if that continues LOL

      (I probably won’t read any more of his books as 2 is my limit on try you might like authors)

    • The book didn’t make me cry (the movie did) but it had a few moments that will move you. I think if you read it first, it might be more heart-tugging.

  3. I haven’t seen the movie yet. I read the book this summer and I liked it but I wasn’t over the moon over it like every one. Maybe too much expectation… or my mood, who knows.

    • Someone asked me why I didn’t “love” the book and for me it was the conversational nature of the dialogue in the story. This is one that I think a)would have been better had I not seen the movie first and b)would have been better on audiobook. It just didn’t click overall for me. That being said–I would have given it at least a 3.50 because it got a kid reading that I never thought would (my friend’s daughter). So for that I am thankful!

  4. I enjoyed this one, and my rating is similar to yours. I also watched the movie and quite enjoyed too. I listened to the book before I went to see the movie and I totally agree.

    • I think that was probably why I wasn’t as emotionally invested in the book was because I knew what happened. However, it got a friend’s daughter reading so I love this book for that reason. Personally, I thought it was just ok but she loved it!

  5. I bought this audiobook months ago, but haven’t listened it. I’m afraid it will be a tear-festival. I haven’t watch the movie… I’m waiting to be brave enough to listen to the audiobook first… Hopefully someday in my near future.

    • I wish I would have listened to the audiobook because of the conversational nature of the writing–it would probably have worked better. It is worth a listen/read and the actors did a great job in the movie. Will it go down as an all-time favorite? Not for me but it was worth the time I read it/watched it.

  6. Mindy

    I haven’t watches the movie yet but I loved this book. I can’t say why I loved it, which I think is usually a nod to the writer bc in those cases I find that stems from.the words used and they way they are weaved together that makes a story stand out. I could see this being a required reading book for English classes in the future in which the larger sometimes not as obvious issues are expounded on In papers a la To Kill a Mockingbird..(in no way did I rate this book as TAMB btw) anyway loved it

    • I think it would make an excellent required reading book for English classes. Can you believe that Lucy read it in 2 day? I never thought that girl would like reading. She actually asked for suggestions of books to read –unfortunately YA contemporary is not my wheel house. I think the fact this book gets non-readers reading makes me happy 🙂

  7. I think you’re so right. I loved both the book and the movie and I think my enjoyment of the movie was enhanced by reading the book but I don’t think it would work the other way around. SO recommend this for teens and mature pre-teens. Also his other books.

    • I think I should have probably done it the other way around or at least listened to the audiobook after watching the movie. I think it is a must read for the teenage crowd though. I just read another book by him: An Abundance of Katherines and felt the same way after. He writes to speak to teenagers now and that is super important!