The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
What would you do if you knew your time here on earth is about to end anytime soon? You are a walking grenade waiting to blow up anytime soon. How can you lessen the casualties? How would you spare your loved ones from the pain of losing you? Would you be bold enough to do things normal people do? Are you bold enough to fall in love?
The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of Hazel Grace and her battle with cancer, with depression and her everyday normal life, and her new found love – Augustus Waters. The story is about their young love, and how they fight for their own lives. It shows how they struggle to live as normally as possible and how their will to win over their diseases help them be a better person for themselves, for their special someone, friends and family.
I really cannot help but cry even at just reading about the death of your love. Seeing him lose life everyday. How he changes from this healthy, adorable guy into a thin, sickly, pale person. Its just sad given that you also have your own battle to overcome despite all these.
The story is very moving and emotionally charged to make one tear up (or cry every now and then). Just by reading, I can sense the character’s deep feelings of joy, love and loss. After reading the book, I just felt thankful for having a healthy life. It made me realize how lucky I am in so many ways – the world may not be a wish granting factory but I know, we each can fulfill our wishes, even just small ones.
Hats off to John Green for such a remarkable story – sans the tears.