(Left Side) Novel Cover & (Right Side) Movie Poster
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.... how should I put this? I've never been a huge fan of
reading.. but this book really got me hooked. Instead of taking forever to finish this novel, it took me a compilation of a probably around 5-7 hours to finish. I'm not sure if that's considered fast or slow...but for someone who's never enjoyed reading, it definitely says something about how amazing the book a was to me.
I'm not sure how I should even begin, because how heartfelt and amazing this book had me feel is beyond words explanation. Just in a nutshell this novel tells of a love story between two people, a 16 year old cancer patient, Hazel Grace Lancaster, and a 17 year old cancer survivor, Augustus Waters, who has an amputation. I'm not going to spoil any further details regarding this story, but what I will advise you guys to do is keep a box of Kleenex next to you for both the book and the movie. LOL
Anyway, I used to be really sensitive as a kid and always cried during touching moments in movies, but I slowly grew out of that side of me as I aged. I would have never expected that both the book and the movie would hit home so hard that I would end up downing 5 pieces of tissues in lightening speed.
What's so amazing about this book? Not only was it beautifully written and composed, but the story itself is extremely inspirational. There were numerous of times that I had to step away mentally to reflect on my life and my own relationships. It's so easy to have complaints, to be unsatisfied, to worry, to be distraught, to be angered, and to take people and things for granted. Sometimes we are so busy focusing on the negatives that we don't take the time to celebrate life... to realize how lucky we are. Many like me grew up with a healthy body, free from any diseases. We get upset and stressed over so many things, small or big to us, but we don't take the time to realize that "hey, at least we have another chance." Some people like Hazel Grace can't even live without relying on an oxygen tank to help her breath, someone like Hazel Grace who has no idea whether today is going to be her last day of living because her lungs are going to fail on her. However, it's a character like Hazel Grace who really opened up my eyes and really really really reminded me of how amazing my life is, and how lucky I am to be able to walk, run, laugh, and just live day to day without any physical difficulties. She as well as everyone in the world who suffer remotely what she goes through in the story are amazing... people like her celebrate life not morne about death. They focus on the moments they have, not the moments they have lost... they focus on the quality of life not the quantity of it.
I've seen and learned so much from the book: Positivity, Heroism, Appreciation, Loyalty, Love, Faith, and Selflessness. I never knew a book...even a fictional one, would have such a large effect towards me. It definitely taught me a load and I feel like I've grown a little just in the matter of a few weeks. I never understood those who could read books over and over again, but I think I can after reading The Fault in Our Stars.
My Bestie and I watched The Fault in Our Stars, the movie, together a few days ago, and I think it was wonderfully composed. It's quite inevitable to fit all 300+ pages worth of info into a less than 2 hour film, but the movie was absolutely outstanding. It was easy to understand and definitely included all the important parts of the book to it!
I had a blast reading this book, and if you're someone who would enjoy an inspirational life and love story, then this book is definitely for you! I would definitely recommend both the movie and book to everyone out there, but would recommend reading the book first because I think the movie would be extra meaningful and amazing if you knew the meaning behind it beforehand. =)
Alrightie! Well that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed the blogpost and will officially be signing off for the night! =) Good Night!