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A penny for my thought (The Fault in our Stars)

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“I want you  to know that I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” A quote from The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. That’s how I feel about the world/life in general happy and sad, but when I read books I’m more happy than sad. The Fault in our stars takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that builds you up then breaks you down so that you realize the world isn’t a wish granting factory.

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. – Goodreads

There is little to say about this novel its simple amazing, eye-opening and overwhelming.  John Green words flow from the pages into your mind and you feel everything Hazel -the protagonist- is feeling and you want nothing more than her to be happy and healthy.

Augustus Waters makes you believe in love even if you don’t. For that glimpse second in time while reading it gives you hope that maybe the world isn’t as bad as it seems. When bad stuff happens its only the universe wanting to be notice.

The thing I love most about the book it portrays real life as we know it. It does not necessarily have a happy ending, there is no happy ever after. There is no happy ending in life, we live to die. Dying is a side effect of living, we all are going to die.

I love this book and I recommend it to everyone, even if your not a book person it’s just one of those that you have to read.

There are a lot of inspirational quotes from TFIOS these are some of my favourite’s:

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellation.

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world but you do have some say in who hurts you.

What a slut time is. She screws everybody.

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.

Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.

Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.

You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.

There are many more quotes but I’ll stick with these.

How I feel before I read TFIOS.

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The Fault in our stars movie comes out on June 6 and the trailer is out now. The movie looks like it remain true to the books and I can’t wait to see it.

What are your thought on the Fault in our stars? Did you love the book?Are you going to see the movie?
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25 thoughts on “A penny for my thought (The Fault in our Stars)

  1. twitchthethread says:

    I haven’t read the book yet. I’ve been a little wary because I’m always wary of cancer stories, but if this one is a nitty gritty as you say it is, I’m definitely willing to give it a shot 🙂

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  2. I loved this book! Had no idea who the author was; picked it up as I thought it was a popular science book about stars (was travelling in Germany, just grabbed a couple of titles in English). This book does everything you want a good book to do – it makes you feel. It also makes you understand a little bit more about other people’s worlds. Bring on the movie!

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  3. I love what you had to say and the quotes you selected. I reviewed the movie. Let me know what you think. But I like the approach you took with the book. It is real. I agree that everyone should read it.

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  4. I enjoyed this review. I had a little bit of a different perspective of this book when I read it. I know there are books for some people and others it may not be to their fancy. I know for me, this book was a hard one for me to decide if I liked or not because a lot of the scenarios seemed a bit too illogical and too unreal for me.
    For example (SPOILER ALERT)
    They were kissing in Ann Franks’s house when they traveled to Germany. Now, the way this was written just seemed bit too out of the ordinary for me cause one, I don’t think kissing in a setting like that is romantic. Two, wouldn’t someone possibly send them off the property?
    Also, the way Gus talked. Haha I’m sorry, sometimes he just sounded like an over exaggerated Shakespearean actor. Just some of the wordings and phrases he used made me a bit huh? Only because he’s a kid. Not a lot of kids talk like that.
    I did enjoy the concept though. It is a very cute story about two people that loved each other, and the ending was very sad and unfortunate for Gus. It actually hit a tender spot in me.
    This is only one opinion out of many, but I do enjoy talking about books and movies with people just to get an insight on what they felt or perceived from these works of art. Please don’t beat me up for this post, just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading your review! 🙂

    Will

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    • MovieGeek says:

      Thank you, I bet your one of those people who thinks TFIOS is overrated and maybe it is. I’m assuming you read the book, they traveled to Amsterdam. I know little of Anne Frank so I can’t comment on that part and from what I know I see why it would be out of the ordinary.

      With that said I get what you mean about the way Agustus talked but not all kids are diagnose with cancer at a young age and he had a lot of time to think while he was getting his foot amputated so his view of life is different. He is different. I love Agustus not because I should being a teenage girl, he makes me think about life the way he thought about basketball. He couldn’t figure out why he was “methodically tossing a spherical object through a toroidal object.” I can’t figure out why I’m reading YA novels, shouldn’t I be reading Shakespeare or Hemingway, something that would teach me life’s values. Why do I watching movies, that’s two hours of my life wasted and now I find it hard for me to sit through a movie, knowing that I could be doing something productive. Don’t get me started on why I blog about movies and not world issues, something of substances.

      TFIOS thought me something else that I didn’t mention in the post, What is the meaning behind all of this *gesture around*, what we are doing, surely no one will remember it when we are gone.

      Thank you again for the comment. I also like enjoy talking about books to know what others think of them.

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      • I didn’t really think about that. You’re right though, a person with cancer may have more to think about during their spare time. It’s hard for anyone to put their feet in the shoes of someone diagnosed with cancer and who knows how they would handle it. Everyone is different.
        Honestly. world issues are overrated. It’s literally the same thing on the news, someone is fighting someone, the democrats and republicans. I mean, it’s all so stupid now. I wouldn’t be surprised if our world turns to that movie “Idiocracy”
        Anne Frank was a Jewish girl, who went into hiding when the Hitler took over Germany. There’s a good book about it as well as a movie. You should check it out if you get a chance. Also, they should still teach about it in history class, or English. That’s where I learned about her.
        Anyways, nice talking to you. Keep up the writing!

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  8. The best stories are about memory. TFIOS broke my heart in more ways than I can explain and yet I ache for more. Their conversation about how if we all remember fourteen people than no one ever has to be forgotten still brings me to tears, and this quote, “The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself,’ he said. ‘And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us.” His language is so beautiful and transcendent, and the message of the narrative goes beyond any faults or foibles it might possess. Best story I read in 2013.

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