Monday, September 24, 2012

The Truth About THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

My mom read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS first. Then she demanded that we read it. Laura read it next and then finally it was my turn.

I finished it Saturday night. Sobbing.

I think you should read this book, but even if you decide not to read it you should read this quote:

"Grief does not change you...It reveals you."

I know this to be true. And it terrifies me. Because what will grief someday reveal about me? I have no way of knowing. Not really.

But I'm so glad I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Because even though it's fiction (the Author's Note made that fact abundently clear), I have no doubt that there is truth in John Green's words. And strength. And beauty. And, yes, even hope.

8 comments:

Christine Danek said...

Oh this book made me cry like a baby. I loved it. It is a must read. :)

SA Larsenッ said...

Yeah, that's a powerful quote.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

The book made me cry, too. But I cry at a lot of books, including the one I'm reading now. Lately, I seem to be having a crying-while-reading-a-book fest. lol

K. M. Walton said...

I ugly-cried while reading this one. So many great lines in there - I had repeated writer envy.

Matthew MacNish said...

I have yet to read any John Green. I know, I know. I will, soon. I even own two of them, and just haven't gotten around to it.

Patti said...

I absolutely loved this book. It has been one of my favorites this year.

Joy Preble said...

I force people to read this book. It is my favorite of John Green's books and for good reason. He gets it all exactly right. And the kiss scene in the Anne Frank house is the best kissing scene ever written.

XiXi said...

One of my two favorite books in the world. It's that good.

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