Boy Blurbs – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Ever wonder what 27 year old man thinks of YA? Well, here you go.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Dutton Books, 368 Pages
Sub-genre: Contemporary
Source: Christmas gift from Sash
Age Group: Young Adult
Why: One of Sash’s favorites

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

His blurb: “I liked this book. It was better than I thought it would be.”

His favorite quote: “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”

His criticisms/gripes: “There are so many cheesy lines.”

We know so many folks (ourselves included) loved The Fault in Our Stars, but it’s always interesting to hear thoughts from someone outside of the intended target audience. What did you think of TFiOS? Do you agree with The Boy when he says there are “so many cheesy lines”?

Tell us in the comments section!

  • April 19, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    Tara - Props for getting your BF to read this S! I’ve only managed to get my BF to read The Hunger Games series and Divergent but he loved them both.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Sash and Em - Oooh! Divergent is a good one for boys! I wonder if I can get him to read it.. :)ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2013 - 8:50 pm

    Anna - Yay for boys reading YA!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2013 - 3:02 am

    Alexa Y. - I think it’s so cool that you got him to read this AND that he ended up liking it! I’m thinking he needs to read more books in YA… like Divergent, as Tara suggested already!ReplyCancel

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