Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

So very exciting! The first ever book review for Titles and Teacups, lets hope it goes well! We thought the best book to be our first review would be 2012's book of the year!

So, here goes:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, reviewed by Bronte.

What's this book about?

Narrated from the point of view of Hazel, who has always been terminal. Hazel doesn't want to hurt too many people with her impending death. Unfortunately when she meets gorgeous, healthy Augustus this plan goes out the window.

Who should read this book?
This book is a young adult book classed under realistic fiction. It has romance, humour, sadness and on top of this it is realistic and believable.

How long is it?
313 pages, an average sized book.

Story Line: 10/10
Well Written: 5/5
Enjoyability: 4/5
Overall: 19/20

Star Rating:
5 Stars.

Question 1. What character would you most like to have tea with?
This for me is an easy answer, Augustus. There are so many things that I would want to ask him, and of course the fact that he is amazing. I would love to be Hazel, to have someone enter your world and become so influential and life changing in the space of a year that I would not hesitate for him to become my friend. He is definitely one of my top 5 'Book Boyfriends' and this is not only because 'Augustus was gorgeous' but because he was believable, which somehow made it worse when the book ended because I realised that in fact, yes, he was not real. Disappointing I know, but a sad fact of life.

Question 2. What character would you like to throw tea at?
Peter. Although quite an in important person in the book, I found him terribly annoying and I just didn't like him. Although at the end there's reasoning for his behaviour it just didn't cut it for me. Just because you have a reason for being nasty doesn't mean you should be.

Question 3. What do you think of the cover?
I like this cover. It's simple, effective and relates to the book. Why? Well read it and find out.

Question 4. What do you think of the title, do you think there is an alternative?
I really like this title because it works. 'The Fault in Our Stars', it's a bit of a metaphor really isn't it? A fault, meaning somethings wrong with it, it is not perfect or how it should be. But placed with stars that presents a meaning of beauty, shinning in our sky and that only come out at night suggesting they are special and are always perfect, something that doesn't relate to fault. So for that reason I think this title is perfect, perfect!

Question 5. Favourite quote!
'You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful' This quote becomes so much more amazing when read within the context but I don't want to give too much away.

There aren't many books you can say made you laugh out loud, sob like a baby and still enjoy it so much. This book ripped my heart out of my chest, stomped all over it, stabbed it with needles and put it back with a slice right through the middle. But still here I am telling you to go read it because you have to.

What did you think of this book? What would you like us to review next?


  1. Listing this on my Goodreads To Read list!

    1. It's such a good book! Join our Group on Goodreads - Titles and Teacups! :)

  2. This may be the best review I have ever read. And I completely agree.

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  3. Thank you so much! It's really great to know that people are reading and actually enjoying our reviews. I love this book so much.

    ~Bronte :)

  4. Another amazing book by John Green. I never really had a favorite author before but after reading Looking For Alaska, tbh he'll always be on top of the list.

    1. He is possibly my favourite authour of all time. He's head to head with Rainbow Rowell and Queen JK hersef. What did you think of Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines?- Izzy.

  5. This review was great but you should definatly read the other John Green books if you havent already. including looking for alaska(:

    1. Thank you - I feel that I do need to read the other books he has written if for no other reason than because John Green is a fantastic writer. I did start Paper Towns but I didn't really like it - maybe I'll try Looking for Alaska this summer :) I know Izzy and Eleanor have both read it.
      -Bronte :)